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The TerraSAR-X ESA archive collection consists of TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X products requested by ESA supported projects over their areas of interest around the world. The dataset regularly grows as ESA collects new products over the years.

TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Image Products can be acquired in 6 image modes with flexible resolutions (from 0.25m to 40m) and scene sizes. Thanks to different polarimetric combinations and processing levels the delivered imagery can be tailored specifically to meet the requirements of the application.

The following list delineates the characteristics of the SAR imaging modes that are disseminated under ESA Third Party Missions (TPM).

  • StripMap (SM): Resolution 3 m, Scene size 30x50 km2 (up to 30x1650 km2)
  • SpotLight (SL): Resolution 2 m, Scene size 10x10 km2
  • Staring SpotLight (ST): Resolution 0.25m, Scene size 4x3.7 km2
  • High Resolution SpotLight (HS): Resolution 1 m, Scene size 10x5 km2
  • ScanSAR (SC): Resolution 18 m, Scene size 100x150 km2 (up to 100x1650 km2)
  • Wide ScanSAR (WS): Resolution 40 m, Scene size 270x200 km2 (up to 270x1500 km2)

The following list briefly delineates the available processing levels for the TerraSAR-X dataset:

  • SSC (Single Look Slant Range Complex) in DLR-defined COSAR binary format
  • MGD (Multi Look Ground Range Detected) in GeoTiff format • GEC (Geocoded Ellipsoid Corrected) in GeoTiff format
  • EEC (Enhanced Ellipsoid Corrected in GeoTiff format

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blue arrow DATA SET SPECIFICATIONS

Spatial coverage: 

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

Temporal coverage:

2007-07-01 - present

Date of launch:
2007-06-15
Operators:
DLR
Mission status:
onGoing
Orbit height:
514 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
10 km for SpotLight, 30 km for StripMap, 100 km for ScanSAR
Resolution:

High Resolution - HR (5 - 20 m)

Very High Resolution - VHR (0 - 5m)

Wavelengths: X-Band (2.8 - 5.2 cm)

Product types: SAR_HS_SSC, SAR_HS_MGD, SAR_HS_GEC, SAR_HS_EEC, SAR_SC_SSC, SAR_SC_MGD, SAR_SC_GEC, SAR_SC_EEC, SAR_SL_SSC, SAR_SL_MGD, SAR_SL_GEC, SAR_SL_EEC, SAR_ST_SSC, SAR_ST_MGD, SAR_ST_GEC, SAR_ST_EEC, SAR_SM_SSC, SAR_SM_MGD, SAR_SM_GEC, SAR_SM_EEC, SAR_WS_SSC, SAR_WS_MGD, SAR_WS_GEC, SAR_WS_EEC

blue arrow PROCESSING LEVEL

level 1, multiple,

blue arrow HOW TO ACCESS THIS DATA

The collection is worldwide available upon approval of the data access request, authorized after successful identity or eligibility check (within 2 days). Fast Approval

The products are available for download via the ESA Third Party Missions (TPM) dedicated dissemination service and catalogue The data is collection based and allows data browse and download through the treeview as well as via geographical search using a clickable zoom map.

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blue arrow APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

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

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blue arrow RESOURCES

TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X technical documentation
Technical Note
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