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TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X full archive and tasking

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21 Feb 2020

DOWNLOAD DATA Dataset available upon positive evaluation of Project Proposal (usually 2 weeks).

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TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X full archive and new tasking products can be acquired in six 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)

 

Product Overview

Products SAR-ST SAR-HS SAR-SL SAR-SM SAR-SC SAR-WS
Instrument mode Staring Spotlight High Resolution SpotLight SpotLight StripMap ScanSAR Wide ScanSAR
Available resolutions (up to) 0.25m 1m 2m 3m 18m 40m
Scene size 4x3.7km2 10x5km2 10x10km2 30x50km2 (up to 30x1650) 100x150km2 (up to 100x1650) 270x200km2 (up to 270x1500)
Available processing levels SSC (Single Look Slant Range Complex)

MGD (Multi Look Ground Range Detected)

GEC (Geocoded Ellipsoid Corrected)

EEC (Enhanced Ellipsoid Corrected)
Format SSC: DLR-defined COSAR binary

MGD: GeoTiff

GEC: GeoTiff

EEC: GeoTiff
Temporal coverage 19-11-2007 to present
Spatial coverage Worldwide
Interferometry package
  • InSAR-ST
  • Only SSC
  • At least five ordered scenes within six months from first order
  • InSAR-HS
  • Only SSC
  • At least five ordered scenes within six months from first order
  • InSAR-SL
  • Only SSC
  • At least five ordered scenes within six months from first order
  • InSAR-SM
  • Only SSC
  • At least five ordered scenes within six months from first order
N/A N/A
Maritime Monitoring package N/A N/A N/A
  • MmSAR-SM
  • Only SSC, MGD, GEC
  • At least 75 % of the scene area is water
  • More than five ordered scenes in three months
  • MmSAR-SC
  • Only SSC, MGD, GEC
  • At least 75 % of the scene area is water
  • More than five ordered scenes in three months
  • MmSAR-WS
  • Only SSC, MGD, GEC
  • At least 75 % of the scene area is water
  • More than five ordered scenes in three months

 

The products are available as part of the Airbus provision from TerraSAR-X and Tandem-X missions with worldwide coverage: the TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Catalogue can be accessed to discover and check the data readiness.

All details about the data provision, data access conditions and quota assignment procedure are described into the Terms of Applicability available in Resources section.

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Spatial coverage: 

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

Temporal coverage:

2007-07-01 - present

Date of launch:
2007-06-15 (TerraSAR-X) , 2010-06-21 (TanDEM-X)
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:

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,

blue arrow HOW TO ACCESS THIS DATA

The collection is open for research and application development, prototype and test projects to worldwide users but Airbus DS can introduce limitation due to security regulations.

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

READ T&C

blue arrow RESOURCES

TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Technical Documentation
Technical Note
TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Catalogue
Catalogue
TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Terms of Applicability
Access guide
Guidelines for the submission of Project Proposal
Data Access information
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