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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
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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