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RadarSat 2

SATELLITE CHARACTERISTICS:

Satellite description: High resolution, operationally-focused SAR satellite
Primary mission: All-weather maritime and land observation.
İnstrument type: Synthetic Aperture Radar (C-band)
Repeat cycle: 24 days
Resolution class: 1 m – 100 m, depending on operation mode
Swath width: 18 km – 500 km, depending on operation mode
Polarization: Single, Dual or Quad
Launch date: 2007-12-14
Altitude: 798 km
Look direction: Routine Right and Left looking
Sensor specification: C-band wavelength 56 mm, frequency 5.4 GHz