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Tandem-X, TerraSAR-X

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Operational life: 5 years, for both satellites (TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X), an extended lifetime of that least another 5 years (beyond 2018) is expected by the operator DLR (Status: April 2014).
Orbit: Sun-synchronous repeat orbit
Repeat period: 11 days
Equatorial crossing time (GMT):
18:00 hrs ascending pass (± 0.25h)
06:00 hrs descending pass (± 0.25h)
Inclination: 97.44°
Altitude at the equator: 514 km (319.8 miles)
Nominal acquisition direction: Right side
Polarization: Single, dual – depending on imaging mode quadruple is available as advanced polarization mode for dedicated acquisition campaigns