Ramstein air base, transit camp for Afghan refugees, Germany

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 15 August 2021 at 10:36:29 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 27 August 2021 at 05:42:44 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 29 August 2021 at 17:23:41 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 30 August 2021 at 17:16:25 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France - svp@visioterra.fr
Keyword(s): Infrastructure, security, urban planning, Germany
Fig. 1 - S1 (29.08.2021) - Next to Kaiserslautern, 60 km from the French border, Ramstein Air Base is the largest American military facility outside mainland U.S.
Fig. 2 - S2 (15.08.2021) - While many other NATO & US bases lie in the Rhineland-Palatinate, most U.S. troops in Germany are stationed at the Ramstein Air Base.
It was transformed overnight into a gigantic camp for refugees from Afghanistan, able to host 17000 to 25000 people, half the US capacity in Europe.
Fig. 3 - S1 (27, 29 & 30.09.2021) - The first evacuees stayed an average of four days before they obtained their visa to the United States.
Fig. 4 - S2 (15.08.2021) - As more people arrived, the main challenge is to get these people to the US quickly enough to make room for the next emergency intake.