BackForward Satellite: RadarSat-1 

Satellite details
Acronym RadarSat-1
Full name RadarSat-1
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
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)
Show instrument status and calibration
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
SAR-C active 5 GHz - 5.3 GHz 0 MHz - C-band SAR