BackForward Satellite: TerraSAR-X 

Satellite details
Acronym TerraSAR-X
Full name TerraSAR-X
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the TerraSAR programme.
  • Main mission: all-weather land observation, including surveillance and emergency management.
  • Significant contribution to temperature/humidity sounding.
Mass at launch 1230 kg Dry mass 1152 kg
Power 800 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data distributed by Astrium/Infoterra.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 515 km
ECT 06:00 desc

 

Space agency DLR
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 15 Jun 2007 EOL ≥2017
Last update: 2017-07-21
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on TerraSAR-X

Acronym Full name
IGOR Integrated GPS Occultation Receiver
SAR-X Synthetic Aperture Radar (X-band)
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
IMAGER active 9650 MHz 100000  kHz TBD D   SAR-X