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German radar satellite TerraSAR-X



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German radar satellite TerraSAR-X
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The German radar satellite TerraSAR-X will orbit the Earth in a polar orbit at a height of 514 kilometres; using the mission's newly designed active antenna, it will gather high-quality X-band radar data from the entire planet. TerraSAR-X will operate independent of weather conditions, cloud coverage or lighting and will supply radar data at a resolution of up to 1 metre.

Credit: EADS Astrium.
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