BackForward Satellite: RadarSat-1 

Satellite details
Acronym RadarSat-1
Full name RadarSat-1
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the RadarSat programme.
  • Main mission: multi-purpose SAR observation, expecially for ice.
Mass at launch 2750 kg Dry mass
Power 2500 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data are distributed on a commercial basis by MDA Geospatial Services from the CDPF in Gatineau.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 798 km
ECT 06:00 desc


Space agency CSA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 04 Nov 1995 EOL 29 Mar 2013
Last update: 2019-10-27
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 RadarSat-1

Acronym Full name
SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar (C-band)
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
SAR-C active 5300 - 5300 MHz N/R  kHz - A   C-band SAR