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Germany's radar satellite TerraSAR-X has now been in service for two years



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Germany's radar satellite TerraSAR-X has now been in service for two years
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The German radar satellite TerraSAR-X circumnavigates the Earth at an altitude of 514 kilometres in a polar orbit. This enables it to use its active antenna to take new and high-precision X-band radar images of the entire planet. TerraSAR-X operates independently of weather conditions, cloud cover and daylight hours and is capable of supplying radar data with a resolution of down to one metre per pixel.

Credit: Astrium.