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TerraSAR-X
AVAILABILITY
From 2007, Infoterra GmbH will provide earth observation radar data of a new quality with up to 1 m resolution. Our private and public customers will be served through Infoterra GmbH's Global Sales Partner Network or can receive data through own Stations in the frame of our Direct Access Service.
Satellite Instruments
Synthetic Aperture Radar (German DLR) TerraSAR-X is a new German radar satellite that has been launched on June 15, 2007. The scheduled lifetime is 5 years. It carries a high frequency X-band SAR sensor that can be operated in different modes (resolutions) and polarization. TerraSAR-X will offer features that were not available from space before. The mission's objectives are the provision of high-quality, multi-mode X-band SAR-data for scientific research and applications as well as the establishment of a commercial EO-market and to develop a sustainable EO-service business, based on TerraSAR-X derived information products. The satellite design is based on technology and knowledge achieved from the successful Synthetic Aperture Radar missions X-SAR/SIR-C and SRTM. The sensor operating in X-Band operates in different operation modes: the "Spotlight" mode with 10 x 10 km scenes at a resolution of 1-2 meters, the "Stripmap"mode with 30 km wide strips at a resolution between 3 and 6 meters, the "ScanSAR" mode with 100 km wide strips at a resolution of 16 meters.
CONTACT
Achim Roth
DLR
PO Box 11 16 82230 Wessling
Achim.Roth@dlr.de
SPECIFICATIONS
Measurment TypeMicrowave-radar-SAR
Platform Typepolar orbiter (interferometer)
OrbitSun synchronous
Spectral Coverage
Active/PassiveActive
Scan PatternPush broom
Variables
Altitude
Inclination
Repeat Time
Wavelength to nm
Number of Bands
Temporal Coverage
Swath Width
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47