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Earth Topics (Applications)
  • Land
  • Topography/Mapping, Soil, Vegetation

  • Natural Disasters
  • Oil Slick

  • Ocean and Coast
  • Ocean Currents and Topography, Ocean Waves, Coastal Geomorphology

    Instrument type
    Instrument
  • SAR
  • Mission
    Operators:
    DLR
    Date of Launch:
    15 June 2007
    Mission Status:
    Operating nominally
    Orbit Height:
    514 km at equator
    TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X ScanSAR
    (basic products and maritime pack)
    TerraSAR-X
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    Last update: 8 October 2015

    TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Image Products can be acquired in 6 image modes with flexible resolutions (from 0.25m to 40m) and scene sizes. Thanks to different polarimetric combinations and processing levels the delivered imagery can be tailored specifically to meet the requirements of the application.

    The ScanSAR main characteristics are summarised in the following table:

    Product description
    Basic product
    Maritime Monitoring package
    Products
    SAR-SC MmSAR-SC
    Instrument
    X-Band Radar X-Band Radar
    Instrument mode (ex: panchromatic)
    ScanSAR ScanSAR
    Available resolutions (up to)
    18m 18m
    Scene size
    100x150km2 (up to 100x1650) 100x150km2 (up to 100x1650)
    Available processing levels
    SSC (Single Look Slant Range Complex)
    MGD (Multi Look Ground Range Detected)
    GEC (Geocoded Ellipsoid Corrected)
    EEC (Enhanced Ellipsoid Corrected)
    SSC (Single Look Slant Range Complex)
    MGD (Multi Look Ground Range Detected)
    GEC (Geocoded Ellipsoid Corrected)
    Format
    SSC: DLR-defined COSAR binary
    MGD: GeoTiff
    GEC: GeoTiff
    EEC: GeoTiff
    SSC: DLR-defined COSAR binary
    MGD: GeoTiff
    GEC: GeoTiff
    Temporal coverage
    19-11-2007 to present 19-11-2007 to present
    Spatial coverage
    Worldwide Worldwide
    Constraints
      * > 75 % of the scene area is water
    * > 5 ordered scenes in 3 months

    Basic products are intended as the products delivered as a standard scene.

    Interferometry package is a set of minimum 5 standard scenes to be ordered within 6 months with an interferometry objective.

    Maritime package is a set of minimum 5 scenes cpvering areas composed of a minimum of 75% of water.

    Data Set Specifications
    Spatial coverage: 90 N, 90 S, 180 W, 180 E
    Temporal coverage: 19 November 2007 - present
    Processing level
    SSC, MGD, GEC, EEC

    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
    Resources

    PDF

    TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X technical documentation