The Intelligent Aerospace take:
April 2, 2019- "The funding to develop this innovative Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload will enable an exciting collaboration on new technology that will be developed here in the UK and will be of huge interest to customers in Europe and the rest of the world,” said Dr Graham Turnock, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency.
The SAR payload will be made up of a "wrapped rib" design deployable antenna from OSS and a RF system from SSTL. When the project is completed, a demonstration mission will be performed with a target date of 2021. The project aims to bring low-cost spaced-based radar that can sense the ground in the day or night, in cloud cover or in clear conditions.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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