CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - TerraSAR-X -
Full Name TerraSAR-X Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies DLR Launch Date 15 Jun 2007
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2024
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 31698 (TLE)
International Designator 2007-026A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 94.85 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 97.4 deg
Orbit Altitude 514 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 Repeat Cycle 11 days
Objectives and Applications Cartography, land surface, civil planning and mapping, digital terrain models, environmental monitoring.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields GPSRO (Terra-SAR)
Atmospheric Temperature Fields GPSRO (Terra-SAR)
LandAlbedo and reflectance X-Band SAR
Landscape topography X-Band SAR
Vegetation X-Band SAR
Multi-purpose imagery (land) X-Band SAR
OceanOcean topography/currents X-Band SAR
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) X-Band SAR
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth X-Band SAR
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness X-Band SAR
Mission Instruments
GPSRO (Terra-SAR) - GPS Radio Occultation System
X-Band SAR - X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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TerraSAR-X ESA Archive
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TerraSAR-X operates alongside its twin, TanDEM-X, which form a pair of German SAR satellites created and operated in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between the German Aerospace Centre DLR and Airbus Defence and Space. The scientific objective of the missions is to make multi-mode and high-resolution X-band radar data available for a wide spectrum of applications in fields such as hydrology, geology, climatology, oceanography, and disaster monitoring. The collection is composed by the copy of products requested by ESA supported projects over their areas of interest around the world, and ESA offers access via the TPM scheme. Read more

TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Full Archive and Tasking
Jan-2007



TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X are twin German SAR satellites created and operated in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between the German Aerospace Centre DLR and Airbus Defence and Space. The scientific objective of the missions is to make multi-mode and high-resolution X-band radar data available for a wide spectrum of applications in fields such as hydrology, geology, climatology, oceanography, and disaster monitoring. ESA offers access to worldwide TerraSAR-X/Tandem-X data (both archived and new acquisitions) and WorldDEM products via the TPM scheme. Read more

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TerraSAR-X - Stripmap Images (TerraSAR-X StripMap)
TerraSAR-X - High Resolution Spotlight Images (TerraSAR-X High Resolution Spotlight)
TerraSAR-X - ScanSAR Images (TerraSAR-X ScanSAR)
TerraSAR-X - Spotlight Images (TerraSAR-X Spotlight)
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