Highly Enhanced Risk Management Emergency Satellite

Michael Dalmeir, Yunir Gataullin, Agung Indrajit, Stavros Kotsiaros, Volker Tesmer

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    HERMES (Highly Enhanced Risk Management Emergency Satellite) is potential European satellite mission for global flood management, being implemented by Technical University Munich and European Space Agency. With its main instrument - a reliable and precise Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) antenna - and its orbit characteristics (covering the whole earth surface in 3 days, low altitude), HERMES will provide stand-alone-data for: flood disaster monitoring, flood forecasting and flood prevention. Data obtained by HERMES can be used for commercial soil type maps (e.g. for optimized land use). As only highly effective and orbit proven hardware is used, HERMES is designed to be reliable, precise and of low cost. The project can be extended for use on other space bodies (planets) for rapid observation of the planetary surface.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2008
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventInternational Planetary Probe Workshop -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …
    Conference number: 6


    ConferenceInternational Planetary Probe Workshop
    Period01/01/2008 → …


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