New SpaceX Falcon 9 next launch: PAZ satellite for HD photos of Earth
- katma 13 Şub 2018
- The next launch will take place at the Space Launch Complex 4 of Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, California, and will take place on Saturday, February 17 at 6:17 a.m. Pacific time. On board this SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will be the PAZ satellite for Hisdesat de Madrid Included on board this Falcon 9 is the Paz satellite that will become the first radar observation satellite in Spain as part of the National Program of Earth Observation PNOTS .
This satellite works with its own X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar. With this radar, the satellite can capture images of the earth's surface with a resolution of 1 m. This spatial resolution means that 1 square meter will be the smallest space that a single pixel can cover.
Operating modes of the X-SAR system: Spotlight: images of size 10 km x 5 km at a resolution of 1 m, or 10 km x 10 km at a resolution of 2 m ScanSAR images in a 100 km strip at a resolution of 15 m Stripmap: images in a 30 km band at a resolution of 3 m single polarization or a 15 km band at 6 m dual polarization This release will be directed by Colonel Greg Wood, 30 Vice Commander of the Space Wing. The 30th Space Wing is ready to support the first West Coast SpaceX release of 2018