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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Sentinel-1 A -
Full Name Sentinel-1 A Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies ESA, COM Launch Date 03 Apr 2014
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Jul 2024
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 39634 (TLE)
International Designator 2014-016A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.74 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.19 deg
Orbit Altitude 693 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 Repeat Cycle 12 days
Objectives and Applications Providing continuity of C-band SAR data for operational applications notably in the following areas: monitoring of sea ice zones and the arctic environment, surveillance of marine environment, monitoring of land surface motion risks and mapping in support of humanitarian aid in crisis situations.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandLandscape topography C-Band SAR
Soil moisture C-Band SAR
Vegetation C-Band SAR
Multi-purpose imagery (land) C-Band SAR
OceanOcean topography/currents C-Band SAR
Ocean surface winds C-Band SAR
Ocean wave height and spectrum C-Band SAR
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) C-Band SAR
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth C-Band SAR
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness C-Band SAR
Mission Instruments
C-Band SAR - C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Featured Datasets
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S1 Backscatter on AWS
Sep-2020
The Sentinel-1 mission is a constellation of C-band Synthetic Aperature Radar (SAR) satellites from the European Space Agency launched since 2014. These satellites collect observations of radar backscatter intensity day or night, regardless of the weather conditions, making them enormously valuable for environmental monitoring. These radar data have been processed from original Ground Range Detected (GRD) scenes into a Radiometrically Terrain Corrected, tiled product suitable for analysis. This product is available over the Contiguous United States (CONUS) since 2017 when Sentinel-1 data became globally available. Read more

Biomass CCI AGB 2017
Dec-2019



This dataset comprises estimates of forest above-ground biomass for the year 2017. The data has been produced as part of the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Climate Change Initiative (CCI) programme by the Biomass CCI team. The data was derived from input data from the PALSAR-2 instrument on the ALOS-2 satellite, and data from the Sentinel-1 satellite. The ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 dataset was obtained from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in the form of a mosaic of images acquired in 2017. The Sentinel-1 dataset consisted of individual data takes by the 1A and 1B units during 2017 and provided by the European Space Agency. Read more
Groups: LSI-VC F&B SG

GFOI Coverage Reports
Jul-2017



The CEOS Space Data Coordination group (SDCG) coordinates space satellite data for CEOS initiatives, such as the Global Forest Observation Initiative (GFOI). In support of the SDCG, the CEOS Systems Engineering Office (SEO) produces historical coverage analyses utilizing the data archives for the Landsat, Sentinel-1, and Sentinel-2 missions. Currently, the SEO produces an individual report for more than 70 GFOI countries (listed below alphabetically). Read more
Groups: LSI-VC F&B SG

OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 47 )
Aboveground Biomass High-Resolution Maps for Selected US Tidal Marshes, 2015
CMS: Mangrove Forest Cover Extent and Change across Major River Deltas, 2000-2016
Daily Great Lakes Ice Concentration, 1973 Onward, Version 1
MEaSUREs Annual Antarctic Ice Velocity Maps 2005-2017 V001
MEaSUREs Annual Greenland Outlet Glacier Terminus Positions from SAR Mosaics V001
MEaSUREs Antarctic Boundaries for IPY 2007-2009 from Satellite Radar V002
MEaSUREs Antarctic Grounding Line from Differential Satellite Radar Interferometry V002
MEaSUREs Greenland Annual Ice Sheet Velocity Mosaics from SAR and Landsat V001
MEaSUREs Greenland Annual Ice Sheet Velocity Mosaics from SAR and Landsat V002
MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Sheet Velocity Map from InSAR Data V002

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (total 55 results)
Sentinel-1 Products
Sentinel-1 (PEPS)
Sentinel-1 Collection (EO IPT.PL)
SENTINEL-1 Level-1 Single Look Complex (SLC) products.
SENTINEL-1 Level-1 Ground Range Detected (GRD) products.
SENTINEL-1 Level-1 Ground Range Detected (GRD) SIGMA0 products.
SENTINEL-1 Level-1 Single Look Complex (SLC) Coherence products.
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Ice contributions to sea level rise
Aboveground Biomass High-Resolution Maps for Selected US Tidal Marshes, 2015
CMS: Mangrove Forest Cover Extent and Change across Major River Deltas, 2000-2016

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