BackForward Satellite: HRWS-SAR 

Satellite details
Acronym HRWS-SAR
Full name High Resolution Wide Swath SAR
Satellite Description
  • 4th flight unit of the TerraSAR-X programme.
  • Main mission: all-weather land observation, including surveillance and emergency management.
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data distributed by Astrium/Infoterra.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 515 km
ECT 06:00 desc


Space agency DLR
Status Mission concept
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2026 EOL ≥2034
Last update: 2021-01-16
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on HRWS-SAR

Acronym Full name
HRWS-SAR High Resolution Wide Swath X-Band Digital Beamforming SAR
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Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
HRWS-SAR active 9650 - 9650 MHz N/R  kHz - A   X-band SAR