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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - RADARSAT-1 -
Full Name RADARSAT-1
aka RADARSAT
Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies CSA Launch Date 04 Nov 1995
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 29 Mar 2013
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 23710 (TLE)
International Designator 1995-059A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 100.7 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.594 deg
Orbit Altitude 798 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 Repeat Cycle 24 days
Objectives and Applications Environmental monitoring, physical oceanography, ice and snow, land surface.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Winds SAR (RADARSAT)
LandAlbedo and reflectance SAR (RADARSAT)
Landscape topography SAR (RADARSAT)
Soil moisture SAR (RADARSAT)
Vegetation SAR (RADARSAT)
Multi-purpose imagery (land) SAR (RADARSAT)
OceanOcean topography/currents SAR (RADARSAT)
Ocean surface winds SAR (RADARSAT)
Ocean wave height and spectrum SAR (RADARSAT)
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) SAR (RADARSAT)
Snow & IceIce sheet topography SAR (RADARSAT)
Snow cover, edge and depth SAR (RADARSAT)
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness SAR (RADARSAT)
Mission Instruments
SAR (RADARSAT) - Synthetic Aperture Radar (CSA) C band
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RADARSAT-1/2 Full Archive and Tasking
Jan-2013



The RADARSAT programme consists of a pair of Canadian remote-sensing satellites. RADARSAT-1 was Canada’s first commercial EO satellite and was developed to monitor the planet’s natural resources and environmental changes. It was equipped with a SAR instrument that could be steered to collect data over a 1,175 km wide area using seven beam modes. RADARSAT-2 provides continuity from RADARSAT-1 and has the objectives of developing an EO satellite business through a private sector-led arrangement with the federal government and offering data for new applications tailored to market needs. ESA offers access to worldwide RADARSAT archived data via the TPM scheme. Read more

OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 44 )
Antarctic coastline derived from the 1997 Radarsat SAR image mosaic
Antarctic iceberg sizes and spatial distribution from SAR image analysis - Map
Antarctic snow zones derived from the 1997 Radarsat SAR image mosaic
Australian Antarctic Territory Coastline 2003
Collaborative Research:History and Evolution of the Siple Coast Ice Stream Systems as Recorded by Fo ...
Fast-ice Distribution in East Antarctica During 1997 and 1999 Determined Using RADARSAT Data
Heard Island RADARSAT (1997) Digital Elevation Model (DEM)
Heard Island RADARSAT (2002) Digital Elevation Model (DEM)
Heard Island Radarsat Georeferencing Report, September 2002
Heard Island, Laurens Peninsula, Coastal Orthophoto Mosaic derived from Non-Metric Photography

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