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COSMO-SkyMed full archive and tasking

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10 Feb 2020

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COSMO-SkyMed full archive and new tasking products are available in following SAR modes: ScanSAR HUGE Region, ScanSAR WIDE Region, StripMap HIMAGE and StripMap PINGPONG, right and left looking acquisition.

Acquisition Mode Level Ground Range resolution (m) Azimuth resolution (m) Range x Azimuth scene size (km) Scene duration (sec) Geolocation ±3s accuracy (m) Number of looks
ScanSAR Huge Level 1A (SCS) 13.5 38 200 x 200 30 - -
Level 1B (DGM) 100 100 200 x 200 30 100 ~18
Level 1C (GEC) 100 100 200 x 200 30 100 ~18
Level 1D (GTC) 100 100 200 x 200 30 100 ~18
ScanSAR Wide Level 1A (SCS) 13.5 23 100 x 100 15 - -
Level 1B (DGM) 30 30 100 x 100 15 30 ~4
Level 1C (GEC) 30 30 100 x 100 15 30 ~4
Level 1D (GTC) 30 30 100 x 100 15 30 ~4
StripMAP PING PONG Level 1A (SCS) 11 9.7 30 x 30 6 - -
Level 1B (DGM) 20 20 30 x 30 6 25 ~2.8
Level 1C (GEC) 20 20 30 x 30 6 25 ~2.8
Level 1D (GTC) 20 20 30 x 30 6 25 ~2.8
StripMAP HIMAGE Level 1A (SCS) 3 3 40 x 40 7 - -
Level 1B (DGM) 5 5 40 x 40 7 25 ~3
Level 1C (GEC) 5 5 40 x 40 7 25 ~3
Level 1D (GTC) 5 5 40 x 40 7 25 ~3


Following Processing Levels are available:

  • Level 1A Single-look Complex Slant (SCSB and SCSU): RAW data focused in slant range-azimuth projection, that is the sensor natural acquisition projection; product contains In-Phase and Quadrature of the focused data, weighted and radiometrically equalised.The processing of the 1A_SCSU product differs from that of the 1A_SCSB product for the following features:a non-weighted processing is performed, which means that windowing isn't applied on the processed bandwidth; radiometric equalisation (in terms of compensation of the range antenna pattern and incidence angle) is not performed; hence only compensation of the antenna transmitter gain and receiver attenuation and range spreading loss is applied.
  • Level 1B Detected Ground Multi-look (DGM): product obtained detecting, multi-looking and projecting the Single-look Complex Slant data onto a grid regular in ground; Note: Spotlight Mode products are not multi-looked.
  • Level 1C - Geocoded Ellipsoid Corrected (GEC) and Level 1D - Geocoded Terrain Corrected (GTC): Obtained projecting the Level 1A product onto a regular grid in a chosen cartographic reference system. In case of Lev 1C the surface is the earth ellipsoid while for the Lev 1D a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) is used to approximate the real earth surface.

Applications: This data can be used for the following applications: Maritime Domain Awareness, Defence and Intelligence, Thematic Mapping, Emergency Response, Land stability analysis.

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Spatial coverage: 

90 N, -90 S, -180 W, 180 E

Temporal coverage:

2008-09-15 - present

Date of launch:
2007-06-08
Operators:
ASI
Mission status:
onGoing
Orbit height:
619.6 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
200 km for ScanSAR Huge, 100 km for ScanSAR Wide, 40 km StripMap HIMAGE, 30 km StripMap PING PONG
Resolution:

Very High Resolution - VHR (0 - 5m)

High Resolution - HR (5 - 20 m)

Medium Resolution - MR (20 - 500 m)

Wavelengths: X-Band (2.8 - 5.2 cm)

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level 1a, level 1b, level 1c, level 1d, multiple,

blue arrow HOW TO ACCESS THIS DATA

The collection is open for research and application development, prototype and test projects only to users located in the territory of ESA Member States (including Canada), in the European Commission Member States, in Africa and in China as part of the Dragon cooperation programme.

Data are available for on demand ordering upon submission of a Project Proposal subject to evaluation and acceptance by ESA and data owner.

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Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions

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COSMO-SkyMed SAR Products Handbook
Product Specifications
E-GEOS Catalogue
Catalogue
Guidelines for the submission of Project Proposals
Data Access information
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