BackForward Satellite: RadarSat-2 

Satellite details
Acronym RadarSat-2
Full name RadarSat-2
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd (last) flight unit of the RadarSat programme.
  • Main mission: multi-purpose SAR observation, expecially for ice.
Mass at launch 2200 kg Dry mass
Power 2400 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 05:58 desc


Space agency CSA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 14 Dec 2007 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2023-12-04
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-2

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
Frequencies for satellite management
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Emission designator Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
TT & C S-E 2230 MHz 4M00G1D 4000 kHz RHCP D 512  kbps Spacecraft telemetry
TT & C E-S 2053.46 MHz 1M00G2D 1000 kHz RHCP D 4  kbps Spacecraft telecommand
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
SAR-C active 5 GHz - 5.4 GHz 0 MHz - C-band SAR
Frequencies for scientific data acquisition and communication services at ground stations
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
RDAS S-E 8054.385 MHz - 8155.615 MHz - RHCP D 105000  kbps Science data downlink channel1
RDAS S-E 8179.385 MHz - 8280.615 MHz - RHCP D 105000  kbps Science data downlink channel2