NovaSAR-S
NovaSAR-S: Small satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar platform

NovaSAR-S: Small satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar platform

NovaSAR-S is a small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) mission designed for low-cost programmes and optimised for shared launch opportunites.  The system baselines SSTL-300 avionics flying on NigeriaSat-2, with an imaging payload developed by the space borne SAR team at Astrium UK,  and S-band solid state power amplifer technology. 

NovaSAR-S is designed to operate independently, or in a constellation that will maximise imaging opportunities and data.  A constellation of three NovaSAR-S satellites can image any point on the globe every day, regardless of daylight or weather conditions. 

The first NovaSAR-S platform is currently in manufacture at SSTL, part-funded by the UK government. 

SAR applications
  • Flooding
  • Disaster monitoring
  • Forestry
  • Martime mode - ship detection, monitoring and tracking, oil spill detection
  • Land cover use and classification
  • Crop monitoring and classification
  • Ice monitoring

NovaSAR wins an Innovation award from the IET, November 2013


 

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Satellite Data

Name:
NovaSAR-S

Customer:
UK Government part-funded

Mission:
Synthetic Aperture Radar Earth observation

Mass:
<400kg

Platform:
SSTL NovaSAR-S

Launch Data

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Launch Site:

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Related Links

NovaSAR brochure

 
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