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26th of November 2018
First images from NovaSAR-1
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has released the first Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images taken from orbit by NovaSAR-1, a technology demonstration mission that was launched into a 580km sun-synchronous orbit on 16 September 2018. The full S-Band (2.0-2.3 GHz) SAR images were acquired using the satellite’s stripmap mode at 6 metre resolution and are 20 km wide by 87 km long. The cropped image of Sydney above was taken at night on November 1st shows the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. CSIRO has secured a 10 per cent share of tasking and acquisition time on NovaSAR-1 over the next seven years. See the SSTL press release for more details. (Image credit: SSTL)

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