TerraSAR-X - Archive

  • High resolution radar data
  • Spatial resolution: ≥ 0.25 m
  • Independent of weather conditions and illumination
  • Request on demand data
  • Archive covers majority of the earth’s surface
  • Derive geo-information easily on cloudeo Workbench

Successfully launched on June 15th, 2007, TerraSAR-X has been fully operational since early 2008. With its active antenna, the spacecraft acquires high-quality X-band radar images of the entire planet whilst circling Earth in a polar orbit at 514 km altitude. TerraSAR-X is designed to carry out its task for 5.5 years, independent of weather conditions and illumination, and reliably provides radar imagery with a resolution of up to 1m and a unique geometric accuracy. Key Technical Features include:

  • Active phased array X-band SAR
  • Single, dual and quad polarisation
  • Side-looking acquisition geometry
  • Sun-synchronous dawn-dusk repeat orbit
  • Repetition rate: 11 days; due to swath overlay, a 2.5 day revisit time (2 days at 95% probability) to any point on Earth can be achieved
  • Orbit altitude range from 512 km to 530 km

All TerraSAR-X acquisition modes are highly complementary with the full portfolio of Airbus Defence and Space's constellation capabilities - particularly the high resolution SPOT 6 & 7 imagery or even very high resolution Pléiades imagery. A combination of radar and optical imagery is particularly valuable for reliable monitoring needs or derivation of complementary information to see the full picture (e.g. oil spill monitoring).

On EOhopS Store you can order the data for use on a hosted processing environment, the Workbench for Science. The data will be delivered to your workbench and is ready to use.

TerraSAR-X Archive



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0.25 m

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Pricing / Licensing 

The price is based on the number of scenes. This is a Restrained Product. Its use is governed by EOhopS EULA, and any download of raster data is prohibited. You can request to download your results in vector format through cloudeo checkout or to publish as WMS. The data sets are made available through DLR TSX-TDX program and cloudeo representative takes the role of a Principal Investigator towards DLR. The EOhopS EULA applies to you as if you were a Principal Investigator to DLR.