As a constellation of two polar-orbiting satellites they carry a 12 m-long advanced synthetic aperture radar (SAR), working in C-band. The advantage of radar as a remote sensing tool is that it can image Earth’s surface through rain and cloud, and regardless of whether it is day or night. This is particularly useful for monitoring areas prone to long periods of darkness – such as the Arctic – or providing imagery for emergency response during extreme weather conditions.
INSIGHTS FROM SPACE
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