SAOCOM data products

25 Nov 2021

DESCRIPTION

This collection provides access to the SAOCOM products acquired in the ASI Zone of Exclusivity, that correspond mainly to the European territory plus the international waters in front of North Africa and the Middle East, archived and catalogued in the ASI/CONAE dissemination system.

ASI Zone of Exclusivity
ASI Zone of Exclusivity

At the moment, the capability of tasking for new acquisitions and ordering the generation of products is not yet available in the SAOCOM catalogue but is provided with a simple excel-based file interface and a dedicated email account (details will be soon described on the ASI SAOCOM web page ).

The ASI SAOCOM portal currently provides only a subset of all available products but the offer is bound to grow shortly.

Platform SAOCOM 1A only (in future SAOCOM-1B will be added)
Instrument L-Band SAR, 1.275 GHz
Sensor mode STRIPMAP for data acquired at fixed azimuth steering (beam from S1 up to S10)

TOPSAR for data acquired in ScanSAR like mode (Mode A, Mode B or Wide)

Processing level

L1A - SLC (single look complex, slat range),

L1B - DI (detected image, ground range),

L1C - GEC (geocoded on ellipsoid),

L1D - GTC (geocoded on DEM)

Resolution

STRIPMAP: 10m

TOPSAR Narrow: 30 - 50m

TOPSAR WIDE: 50 - 100m

Swath Width

STRIPMAP: 20 - 40 km

TOPSAR Narrow: 100 - 150 km

TOPSAR Wide: 220 - 350 km

Polarization

Single polarization (HH or VV) only for STRIPMAP

Double polarization (HHHV or VHVV) for both STRIPMAP and TOPSAR

Quad Polarization for both STRIPMAP and TOPSAR

DETAILS

DATA SET SPECIFICATIONS

Spatial coverage: 
30, 80 N, 10 W, 50 E
Date of launch:
SAOCOM-1A: 07 Oct 2018 , SAOCOM-1B: 30 Aug 2020
Operators:
ASI - CONAE
Mission status:
On-going
Orbit height:
620 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
14 x 66 km (beam dependent) for stripmap 108 x 235 km (beam dependent) for topsar
Resolution:
High Resolution - HR (5 - 20 m) Medium Resolution - MR (20 - 500 m)
Wavelengths:
L-Band (19.4 - 76.9 cm)

PROCESSING LEVEL

Level 1A , Level 1B , Level 1C , Level 1D

HOW TO ACCESS THIS DATA

Data is available from external Third Party Mission site

On the basis of an agreement with the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), data are available through the ASI SAOCOM Data Hub upon user membership request and registration as described at ASI SAOCOM main page.

Should you need support please contact EOHelp

APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

ESA Terms and Conditions are not applicable to this dataset, as the data are available via a third party organisation.

RESOURCES

ASI SAOCOM portal
User Services Portal
ASI SAOCOM Data Hub
External
SAOCOM Membership guide
User Manual
Level1 Products Format
Product Specification
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