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TerraSAR-X

High-resolution TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X radar images 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.

TerraSAR-X Image
TerraSAR-X Image

Product Information

Geographic Coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

Technical Specifications

SpecificationsDescription
Spatial ResolutionVery high resolution (0-5 m)
High resolution (5-40 m)
Image TypeRadar
Acquisition ModesStaring SpotLight
High Resolution SpotLight
SpotLight
StripMap
ScanSAR
Wide ScanSAR
Radiometric Processing LevelsL1B (basic image product)
EI (enhanced image products)
File FormatsCOSAR
GeoTIFF
Revisit Frequency2-11 days
Data Availability2007 - present
Incidence Angle15° - 60°
Spectral BandsX (9.65 GHz)
PolarisationsSingle
Dual
Orbit DirectionsAscending & Descending
Bit Depths16 bits per pixel
Coordinate SystemWGS84 (EPSG4326)
Acquisition modeSlant Range Resolution [m]Azimuth Resolution [m]Polarisation
Staring SpotLight0.60.24Single (VV or HH)
High Resolution SpotLight1.2
1.2
1.1
2.2
Single (VV or HH)
Dual (HH & VV)
SpotLight1.2
1.2
1.7
3.4
Single (VV or HH)
Dual (HH & VV)
StripMap1.2
1.2
3.3
6.6
Single (VV or HH)
Dual (HH & VV, HH & HV, or VV & VH)
ScanSAR1.218.5Single (VV or HH)
Wide ScanSAR1.7 - 3.340Single (VV, HH, HV or VH)
Processing LevelProduct TypeFile Format
Basic Image ProductsSingle Look Slant Range Complex (SSC)
Multi Look Ground Range Detected (MGD)
Geocoded Ellipsoid Corrected (GEC)
Enhanced Ellipsoid Corrected (EEC)
COSAR
GeoTIFF
GeoTIFF
GeoTIFF
Enhanced Image ProductsOrthorectified Image (ORI)
Radiometrically Corrected Image (RAN)
Mosaic (MC)
Ascending/Descending Merge (ADM)
GeoTIFF
GeoTIFF
GeoTIFF
GeoTIFF

UP42 Data Products

Data ProductsIDPolarizationAcquisition modeCoordinate system
Customa6f64332-3148-4e05-a475-45a02176f210AnyAnyWGS84 (EPSG4326)