NovaSAR-1 is a technology demonstrator satellite mission. It represents a new concept in Earth observation satellites – a small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) mission designed for low-cost programs, using a combination of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies. The SAR instrument operates in the S-band microwave frequency (3.2 GHz), corresponding to a 9.4 cm wavelength. The spacecraft is also equipped with an Automatic Identification System (AIS) that can be combined with NovaSAR-1’s maritime surveillance mode for ship detection.
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