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Instrument type
  • SAR
  • Mission
    Date of Launch:
    04 November 1995
    Mission Status:
    Orbit Height:
    793-821 km
    Orbit type:
    Swath Width:
    18 - 500 km
    RADARSAT-1 & 2 ScanSAR Narrow
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    Last update: 6 August 2019

    ScanSAR Narrow is one of the beam modes in which the RADARSAT-1 & 2 SAR can operate, single and dual polarisation.

    The ScanSAR Narrow Beam Mode provides coverage of a ground swath approximately double the width of the Wide Swath Beam Mode swaths. Two swath positions with different combinations of physical beams can be used:

    • - SCNA, which uses physical beams W1 and W2
      - SCNB, which uses physical beams W2, S5, and S6

    Both options provide coverage of swath widths of about 300 km. The SCNA combination provides coverage over the incidence angle range from 20 to 39 degrees. The SCNB combination provides coverage over the incidence angle range 31 to 47 degrees.

    BEAM MODE PRODUCT Nominal Pixel Spacing

    Range x Azimuth


    Range x Azimuth

    Nominal Scene Size

    Range x Azimuth

    Range of Angle of Incidence

    No. of Looks

    Range x Azimuth
    ScanSAR Narrow SCN, SCF, SCS 25 x 25 79.9-37.7 x 60 300 x 300 20 - 46 2 x 2 Single Pol HH or VV or HV or VH
    - or -
    Dual Pol (HH + HV) or (VV + VH)

    See Product Specifications for details on the processing levels.

    Data Set Specifications
    Spatial coverage: 90 N, 90 S, 180 W, 180 E
    Temporal coverage: Nov 1993 - Mar 2013 (RADARSAT-1)
    Temporal coverage: Dec 2007 - present (RADARSAT-2)
    Processing level
    Path image (SCN, SCS, SCF)

    How to access this data

    Data are available after project proposal acceptance.

    Terms & Conditions applicable
    Utilisation of this data is subject to the Terms and Conditions for ESA's Third Party Missions scheme