TerraSAR-X

High resolution SAR imagery acquired every two weeks on a global basis.


Introduction

TerraSAR-X images are acquired by two high resolution radar satellites (TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X) every 11 days anywhere on the globe.

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TerraSAR-X image
TerraSAR-X image

Product information

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

General specifications

SpecificationsDescription
Sensor typeRadar
Acquisition modeStaring SpotLight
High Resolution SpotLight
High Resolution SpotLight 300 MHz
SpotLight
StripMap
ScanSAR
Wide ScanSAR
Processing levelSingle Look Slant Range Complex (SSC)
Multi Look Ground Range Detected (MGD)
Geocoded Ellipsoid Corrected (GEC)
Ascending/Descending Merge (ADM)
File formatCOSAR
GeoTIFF
Revisit frequency2 to 11 days
Catalog data availabilityFrom 2007
Incidence angle15° to 60°
Spectral bandsX-band (9.65 GHz)
PolarizationSingle
Dual
Orbit directionsAscending
Descending
Bit depth per pixel16-bit
Coordinate reference systemEPSG:4326 (WGS84)

Acquisition parameters

Acquisition modeSlant range resolution (m)Azimuth resolution (m)Polarization
Staring SpotLight0.60.24Single (VV or HH)
High Resolution SpotLight1.21.1Single (VV or HH)
1.22.2Dual (HH & VV)
High Resolution SpotLight 300 MHz1.21.1Single (VV or HH)
1.22.2Dual (HH & VV)
SpotLight1.21.7Single (VV or HH)
1.23.4Dual (HH & VV)
StripMap1.23.3Single (VV or HH)
1.26.6Dual (HH & VV, HH & HV, or VV & VH)
ScanSAR1.218.5Single (VV or HH)
Wide ScanSAR1.7–3.340Single (VV, HH, HV or VH)

Product formats

Processing levelFile format
Single Look Slant Range Complex (SSC)COSAR
Multi Look Ground Range Detected (MGD)GeoTIFF
Geocoded Ellipsoid Corrected (GEC)GeoTIFF
Enhanced Ellipsoid Corrected (EEC)GeoTIFF

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