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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 Wide Beam Mode
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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 Wide Swath Beam Mode allows imaging of wider swaths than Standard Beam Mode, but at the expense of slightly coarser spatial resolution. The three Wide Swath beams, W1, W2 and W3, provide coverage of swaths of approximately 170 km, 150 km and 130 km in width respectively, and collectively span a total incidence angle range from 20 degrees to 45 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
    Wide SLC 11.8 x 5.1 13.5 x 7.7 150 x 150 20 - 45 1 x 1 Single Pol HH or VV or HV or VH
    - or -
    Dual Pol (HH + HV) or (VV + VH)
    SGX 10 x 10 40.0 - 19.2 x 24.7 1 x 4
    SGF 12.5 x 12.5
    SSG, SPG

    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 (SLC, SGX, SGF, SSG, SPG)

    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