Full Name Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 11 Feb 2000
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 22 Feb 2000
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Orbit Type Orbit Period 89.2 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 57 deg
Orbit Altitude 233 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The mission objective is to obtain single-pass interferometric SAR imagery to be used for DEM (Digital Elevation Model, also referred to as DTM = Digital Terrain Model) generation, i.e. topographic maps. Coverage of the Earth's land surfaces is provided between the latitudes of -54º and +60º, representing nearly 80% of the land masses.
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