TerraSAR-X images

TerraSAR-X images

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TerraSAR-X images

TerraSAR-X is the first commercial high resolution radar satellite, delivering weather-independent high-resolution Earth observation data worldwide, serving a variety of applications.

TerraSAR-X is the first commercial high resolution radar satellite, delivering weather-independent high-resolution Earth observation data worldwide, serving a variety of applications.

Russia, the 1st TerraSAR-X image
The first TerraSAR-X picture shows a region close to Volgograd in the south Russian Steppes and northeast of the Black Sea. From the upper half of the image the River Don can be seen. In the centre-left a railway bridge. In the lower half, large, agricultural areas dominate. During this survey, a thick cloud cover prevailed. Nevertheless, TerraSAR-X offer imaging capability. However, exceptional strong events may influence even radar imaging. Credit: DLR, Astrium, Resolution: 15 metres
Norvegia, The island of Vanna
The island of Vanna in centre of the image lies north of the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, about 250 kilometres southwest of the North Cape. Just as clearly recognisable are isolated boats and, along the coast, individual houses appear as bright points. Credit: DLR, Astrium Mode: Stripmap Mode Taken: 20 June 2007
Giza Pyramids
Acquisition of an area on the western shores of the river Nile, on the fringe of the Egyptian desert, about 20 km away from the Cairo city center. This metropolis is expanding towards the desert, and the pyramids are becoming surrounded by more and more settlements. The three large pyramids outside Giza can be recognized easily. TerraSAR-X High Resolution Spotlight acquisition, 1m resolution; Jul. 2, 2007; polarisation: HH; (image reduced by planetek) Credits: Infoterra GmbH / D
TorVergata, Rome, Italy
This is a Quicklook image obtained from TerraSAR-X radar data collected over Tor Vergata, Rome the 9th and 10th of december 2007. Radar images need a specific data processing and software in order to extract information.