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C-SAR Instrument

Carried on the Sentinel-1 satellites the C-SAR instrument provides an all-weather, day and night imaging capability to capture measurement data at high and medium resolutions for land, coastal zones and ice observations. It is an active phased array antenna providing fast scanning in elevation and in azimuth.

For more information see: The European Space Agency - SAR Instrument

Collection

All products downstream of the rawest form of the main input data (telemetry), produced sequentially and processed with consistent algorithm/code/inputs/outputs.

Collection upgrade

The reproduction of the collection, including all downstream products, with the initial input being the rawest form (telemetry).

Committee on Earth Observations, Systems Engineering Office (CEOS-SEO)

Established in 1984, CEOS is the primary forum for the international coordination of space-based Earth observations. The SEO performs historical coverage analyses using the data archives for the Landsat, Sentinel-1, and Sentinel-2 missions.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

An Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research.

For more information, see CSIRO.

Copernicus Programme

The Copernicus Programme, established in 2014, is the European Union (EU)'s Earth observation programme coordinated and managed by the European Commission in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA), the EU Member States and EU Agencies. It was formerly known as the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Programme. 

Copernicus Australasia is a regional hub supporting the Copernicus Programme. The Copernicus Australasia Regional Data Hub provides free and open access to data from Europe's Sentinel satellite missions for the following South-East Asia and South Pacific region:

For more information, see Copernicus ProgrammeCopernicus Australasia, Glossary: Sentinel