BackForward Satellite: HRWS-SAR 

Satellite details
Acronym HRWS-SAR
Full name High Resolution Wide Swath SAR
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
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 Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2029 EOL ≥2036
Last update: 2023-08-31
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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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
HRWS-SAR active 10 GHz - 9.65 GHz 0 MHz - X-band SAR