|Find RADARSAT-1 Data|
|Coverage map showing RADARSAT-1 data in the ASF archive|
A restricted data access agreement is required to get Level 0, Level 1, or SLC data.
- SAR — synthetic aperture radar
- Worldwide coverage, with extensive coverage of Arctic Ocean sea ice
- Datapool contains ASF standard beam odd frames, as well as the first and last frame of each imaged swath
- Datapool contains all Fine Beam 1 frames
- CEOS — Level 0 and Level 1 framed
- STF — Level 0 swath
- Level 0 (unprocessed/raw data)
- Level 1 (amplitude — processed images)
- Left looking
- Antarctica mosaics — open access
Custom Processing — Request data via the User Support Office, email@example.com
- Level 0 — swath
- Complex (single look complex, SLC)
- Level 1 (amplitude images — even numbered frames)
RADARSAT-1 Technical Specs
|Fine Mode||Standard Mode||ScanSAR Mode|
Read more on the CSA website.
RADARSAT-1 SAR Summary
RADARSAT-1 synthetic aperture radar
RADARSAT-1, which stopped transmitting because of a technical anomaly in March 2013, was equipped with synthetic aperture radar (SAR), a powerful microwave instrument. It transmitted and received signals for capturing high quality images of the Earth night and day and in all-weather conditions. RADARSAT-1's SAR transmitted a microwave energy pulse (C-band at 5.3 GHz frequency) to Earth, and the SAR measured the amount of energy reflected back to the satellite from the Earth's surface.
The RADARSAT-1 SAR instrument was able to shape and steer its radar beam using C-band. A wide variety of beam widths were available to capture swaths of 45 to 500 kilometers, with a range of 8 to 100 meters in resolution and incidence angles of 10 to 60 degrees.