TerraSAR-X - Picture gallery



TerraSAR-X – Germany's radar eye in space supplies its images in any weather

On June 15 2007, the German Earth observation satellite TerraSAR-X was shot into space from the Russian cosmodrome Baikonur on a Russian-Ukrainian Dnepr-1 rocket. Within a record four days after the launch, its first images were received and processed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

TerraSAR-X will fly around Earth for five years at an altitude of about 514 kilometres, scanning the surface of our planet with radar without regard to weather, cloud and daylight conditions. The satellite has several image settings at its disposal which, resembling the action of a zoom lens, either afford a view of a relatively large area (the so-called ScanSAR mode) or show many details in smaller segments called SpotLight images. The StripMap mode represents a compromise between wider coverage and higher definition.

From now on, TerraSAR-X will provide new opportunities to observe and monitor changes in the state of the land and water surfaces of our Earth and its polar regions .

 England - TerraSAR-X shows flooding
zum Bild England - TerraSAR-X shows flooding
 Larsen Ice Shelf, Antarctica  – radar satellite materially improves the quality of forecasts of glacier calving, large ice floes and icebergs
zum Bild Larsen Ice Shelf, Antarctica – radar satellite materially improves the quality of forecasts of glacier calving, large ice floes and icebergs
 Nördlinger Ries in the Swabian Jura – radar data for agriculture
zum Bild Nördlinger Ries in the Swabian Jura – radar data for agriculture
 Mato Grosso, Brazil – radar documents logging in the Central Brazilian rainforest
zum Bild Mato Grosso, Brazil – radar documents logging in the Central Brazilian rainforest
 Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany – a multi-temporal image of the surroundings of the DLR Oberpfaffenhofen facility
zum Bild Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany – a multi-temporal image of the surroundings of the DLR Oberpfaffenhofen facility
 Hiddensee, Germany – multipolarisation shows differences in land use as well as processes above and on the water
zum Bild Hiddensee, Germany – multipolarisation shows differences in land use as well as processes above and on the water
 A copper mine in Chuquicamata, Atacama Desert, Chile – The largest hole in the ground ever dug by humans seen through radar's eye
zum Bild A copper mine in Chuquicamata, Atacama Desert, Chile – The largest hole in the ground ever dug by humans seen through radar's eye
 Mount Merapi, Indonesia – Detection of very small movements of Earth’s surface to monitor volcanic activity and protect the local population
zum Bild Mount Merapi, Indonesia – Detection of very small movements of Earth’s surface to monitor volcanic activity and protect the local population
 Sydney, Australia – Radar data to assist coastal zone protection and shipping
zum Bild Sydney, Australia – Radar data to assist coastal zone protection and shipping
 The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt- Radar image data for archaeology and for detecting structures below the sand
zum Bild The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt- Radar image data for archaeology and for detecting structures below the sand
 Straight of Gibraltar
zum Bild Straight of Gibraltar
 Italy – Automatic speed control of moving objects using the Doppler effect
zum Bild Italy – Automatic speed control of moving objects using the Doppler effect
 Las Vegas, USA – First TerraSAR-X DEM
zum Bild Las Vegas, USA – First TerraSAR-X DEM
 Guelb er Richat, Mauritania – radar data show extremely shallow ring structures on the surface
zum Bild Guelb er Richat, Mauritania – radar data show extremely shallow ring structures on the surface
 Mount Egmont (Taranaki) New Zealand- Radar image data to determine land use for agriculture and tourism
zum Bild Mount Egmont (Taranaki) New Zealand- Radar image data to determine land use for agriculture and tourism
 TerraSAR-X-Bilder zeigen bewegte Wassermassen um die Insel Sylt
zum Bild TerraSAR-X-Bilder zeigen bewegte Wassermassen um die Insel Sylt
 Klimamonitoring mit Radardaten - der Upsala-Gletscher in Patagonien
zum Bild Klimamonitoring mit Radardaten - der Upsala-Gletscher in Patagonien
 Radardaten unterstützen Krisenmanagement bei Überflutungen in Mexiko
zum Bild Radardaten unterstützen Krisenmanagement bei Überflutungen in Mexiko


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