TerraSAR-X

Distribution Rights : Canada, United States

High Resolution Radar Satellite Data

TerraSAR-X

The high-resolution radar satellite TerraSAR-X reliably provides high-resolution SAR imagery with a resolution of up to 1 m independent of weather conditions and illumination. MDA is able to offer an extensive portfolio of high-quality TerraSAR-X data products of different modes or processing levels depending on the intended use. TerraSAR-X was specifically designed to meet the requirements of commercial users around the globe and is optimised to deliver data for a wide range of sophisticated applications.

TerraSAR-X basic image products can be acquired in one of these main image modes:

  • High Resolution SpotLight: up to 1 m resolution, scene size 5 to 10 km (width) x 5 km (length)
  • SpotLight: up to 2 m resolution, scene size 10 km (width) x 10 km (length)
  • StripMap: up to 3 m resolution, scene size 30 km (width) x 50 km (length*)
  • ScanSAR: up to 18.5 m resolution, scene size 100 km (width) x 150 km (length*)
* StripMap and ScanSAR: acquisition length extendable to 1,650 km
​SATELLITE CHARACTERISTICS
SATELLITE DESCRIPTION High resolution SAR satellite
PRIMARY MISSION  All-weather land observation, including surveillance and emergency management
INSTRUMENT TYPE  Synthetic Aperture Radar (X-band)
REPEAT CYCLE 11 days
RESOLUTION CLASS  0.25 m – 40 m, depending on operation mode
SWATH WIDTH  4 km – 27 km, depending on operation mode
POLARIZATION Single or Dual
LAUNCH DATE  2007-06-15
ALTITUDE  514 km
LOOK DIRECTION  Right looking
SENSOR SPECIFICATIONS  X-band wavelength 31 mm, frequency 9.6 GHz
documents
DocumentTypeSize
General Terms of UsePDF15.66 KB
TerraSAR-X License AgreementPDF38.60 KB
TerraSAR-X Image Product Guide PDF958.71 KB
TerraSAR-X Basic Product SpecificationsPDF9.45 MB