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Instrument type
Instrument
  • SAR
  • Mission
    Operators:
    CSA/MDA
    Date of Launch:
    04 November 1995
    Mission Status:
    Operational
    Orbit Height:
    793-821 km
    Orbit type:
    Sun-synchronous
    Swath Width:
    18 - 500 km
    RADARSAT-1 & 2 ScanSAR Narrow
    (RADARSAT.SAR.SCN)
    RADARSAT
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    Last update: 28 February 2014

    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

    (metres)
    Resolution


    Range x Azimuth

    (metres)
    Nominal Scene Size

    Range x Azimuth

    (kilometres)
    Range of Angle of Incidence




    (degrees)
    No. of Looks

    Range x Azimuth
    Polarisations
    Options
    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