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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 Wide
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    Last update: 6 August 2019

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

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

    • - SCWA, which uses physical beams W1, W2, W3, and S7
      - SCWB, which uses physical beams W1, W2, S5 and S6

    The SCWA combination allows imaging of a swath of more than 500 km covering an incidence angle range of 20 to 49 degrees. The SCWB combination allows imaging of a swath of more than 450 km covering the incidence angle range from 20 to 46 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 Wide SCW, SCF, SCS 50 x 50 160.0 - 72.1 x 100 500 x 500 20 - 49 4 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 (SCW, 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