TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X full archive and tasking

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21 Feb 2020

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TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X full archive and new tasking products can be acquired in 6 image modes with flexible resolutions (from 0.25m to 40m) and scene sizes and are provided in different packages: Staring SpotLight (basic + Inteferometric pack), High Resolution SpotLight (basic and Ineterferometry pack), SpotLight (basic + Inteferometric pack), StripMap (basic + Inteferometric pack + Maritime pack), ScanSAR (basic + Maritime pack), Wide ScanSAR (basic + Maritime pack)

 

SpotLight instrument mode overview:

  • Resolution: up to 2 m
  • Scene size: 10 x 10 km
  • Basic products (SAR-SL) are intended as the products delivered as a standard scene. The available processing levels are: 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
  • Interferometry package (InSAR-SL) is a set of minimum 5 standard scenes to be ordered within 6 months from the first order with an interferometry objective. The only available processing level is SSC (Single Look Slant Range Complex) in DLR-defined COSAR binary format

 

Staring SpotLight instrument mode overview

  • Resolution: up to 0.25m
  • Scene size: 4 x 3.7 km2
  • Basic products (SAR-ST) are intended as the products delivered as a standard scene. The available processing levels are: 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.
  • Interferometry package (InSAR-ST) is a set of minimum 5 standard scenes to be ordered within 6 months from the first order with an interferometry objective. The only available processing level is SSC (Single Look Slant Range Complex) in DLR-defined COSAR binary format

 

High Resolution SpotLight instrument mode overview

  • Resolution: up to 1 m
  • Scene size: 10 x 5 km2
  • Basic products (SAR-HS) are intended as the products delivered as a standard scene. The available processing levels are: 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.
  • Interferometry package (InSAR-HS) is a set of minimum 5 standard scenes to be ordered within 6 months from the first order with an interferometry objective. The only available processing level is SSC (Single Look Slant Range Complex) in DLR-defined COSAR binary format

 

StripMap instrument mode overview

  • Resolution: up to 3 m
  • Scene size: 30 x 50 km2 (up to 30 x 1650 km2)
  • Basic products (SAR-SM) are intended as the products delivered as a standard scene. The available processing levels are: 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.
  • Interferometry package (InSAR-SM) is a set of minimum 5 standard scenes to be ordered within 6 months from the first order with an interferometry objective. The only available processing level is SSC (Single Look Slant Range Complex) in DLR-defined COSAR binary format
  • Maritime package (MmSAR-SM) is a set of minimum 5 scenes in 3 months covering areas composed of a minimum of 75% of water. The available processing levels are: 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

 

ScanSAR instrument mode overview

  • Resolution: up to 18 m
  • Scene size: 100 x 150 km2 (up to 100 x 1650 km2)
  • Basic products (SAR-SC ) are intended as the products delivered as a standard scene. The available processing levels are: 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
  • Maritime package (MmSAR-SC )is a set of minimum 5 scenes in 3 months covering areas composed of a minimum of 75% of water. The available processing levels are: 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

 

Wide ScanSAR instrument mode overview

  • Resolution: up to 40 m
  • Scene size: 270 x 200 km2 (up to 270 x 1500 km2)
  • Basic products (SAR-WS) are intended as the products delivered as a standard scene. The available processing levels are: 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
  • Maritime package (MmSAR-WS) is a set of minimum 5 scenes in 3 months covering areas composed of a minimum of 75% of water. The available processing levels are: 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

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Spatial coverage: 

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

Temporal coverage:

2007-11-19 - present

Date of launch:
2007-06-15
Operators:
DLR
Mission status:
onGoing
Orbit height:
514 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
5-10 km x 10 km for SpotLight, 30 km for StripMap, 100 km for ScanSAR
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 1, multiple,

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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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