Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: TerraSAR-X
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|across-track resolution:||1 m|
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|incidence angle:||15° … 45°|
TerraSAR-X is a 5 meters long and 2.4 meters wide satellite featuring a structure with a hexagonal cross-section. It carries a 5 meters long and 80 centimeters wide radar antenna for a Synthetic Aperture Radar operating in X-Band.
The TerraSAR-X radar consists of 12 antenna panels, each equipped with 32 slotted waveguide radiators. Each of these waveguides is fitted with a standardized modular transmit/receive module, so that the whole antenna consists of 384 transmit/receive modules. The radar can operate in dual linear polarization.