Sentinel-1 Satellite Data

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measurements and detect
changes at scale

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We leverage the full extent of European Space Agency Sentinel-1 data to provide accurate measurements and detect changes at scale. Kayrros can tailor solutions to monitor the radar reflection signals of metallic objects with revisit times of 3-12 days.


Operator: European Space Agency (ESA)
Number of Satellites: Two (S1A, S1B)
Sensor Type: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
Revisit times:

Normal: Each satellite revisits the same location on its orbit every 12 days.
Tasked: If both satellites are tasked to acquire an image for a given location, the revisit time is reduced to 6 days.
Emergency: In emergency situations such as the Abqaiq incident in September 2019, the satellites can change orbits to reduce the revisit time to 3 days.

Coverage: Global, with exceptionally good coverage across Europe and lower coverage across some northern regions.
Resolution: 3x14m In IW mode (storage product mode), 3x3m in stripmap mode
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Use case

Measuring retail and industrial activity from parking lot occupancy

Kayrros can tailor solutions to monitor the radar reflection signals of metallic objects with revisit times of 3 to 12 days

Kayrros calibrated SAR imagery parking occupancy measurements on past historical data measure COVID-19-related impact on retail and industrial plants.

Example of car density at a major mall in the US from SAR imagery >


Sources: Kayrros, Mapbox, OpenstreetMap, Sentinel-1 (Agence Spatiale Européenne)

Satellite imagery

is much more than just pictures from space.

The Kayrros Asset Observation Platform enables industries to leverage satellite technologies across virtually all sensors available—including radar, hyperspectral, and 3D—to deliver actionable insights at scale.

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Sentinel-1 data are reliable in all weather conditions—day and night



Global acquisition can be enabled on timelines of 3, 6 or 12 days



Sentinel-1 data provide an affordable solution for large-scale monitoring

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