RADARSAT 1&2 e-GEOS is a Network Station Partner of MDA Geospatial Services for RADARSAT-1 and RADARSAT-2 with reception and processing capability at Matera Space Centre, South Italy.
RADARSAT-1 satellite has been launched on November 4 in 1995. It is in a near-polar , sun-synchronous orbit 798 km above the Earth. It is equipped with a right-looking SAR (C-Band, HH polarization) instrument that can be steered to collect data over a 1,175 km wide area using 7 beam modes (Fine, Standard, Wide, ScanSAR Narrow, ScanSAR Wide, Extended Low and Extended High). The resolution of the different acquisition modes is ranging from 8 m (StripMap) to 100 m (ScanSAR Wide). Nominal swath width is ranging from 45 km to 500 km. Incidence Angles range from 10 to 56 degrees.
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RADARSAT-2 is Canada’s next generation commercial SAR satellite. It has been launched on December 14 in 2007. The satellite provides new capabilities which include high resolution imaging, flexibility of polarization, left and right looking imaging options. Interferometric revisit 24 days.
In addition to the RADARSAT-1 beam modes, RADARSAT-2 also offers Ultra-Fine, Multi-Look Fine, Fine Quad-Pol and Standard Quad-Pol beam modes.
Nominal swath width is ranging from 18x8 km (Spotlight) to 500 km (ScanSAR Wide) . The resolution of the different acquisition modes is ranging from 1 m (Spotlight) to 100 m (ScanSAR Wide). All beam modes are available both right and left-looking. All combinations of horizontal and vertical polarization are available (HH, VV, HV and VH).
The Absolute Geolocation Accuracy is <6m CE90 Spotlight.
RADARSAT-1&2 are delivered on scene-basis.
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