Satellite TerraSAR-X 1 (Terra Synthetic Aperture Radar X-Band) of German Aerospace Center (DLR)/Infoterra

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names TerraSAR-X 1 (Terra Synthetic Aperture Radar X-Band)
Country of Operator/Owner Germany
Operator/Owner German Aerospace Center (DLR)/Infoterra
Users Government/Commercial
Purpose Remote Sensing
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 507
Apogee (km) 509
Eccentricity 0.000145391102064554
Inclination (degrees) 97.5
Period (minutes) 94.8
Launch Mass (kg.) 1230
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 15-06-2007
Expected Lifetime 5 yrs.
Contractor EADS Astrium
Country of Contractor France/UK/Germany/Spain
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Dnepr
COSPAR Number 2007-026A
NORAD Number 31698
Comments X-band radar system; monitor vegetation and crops across the globe, and special emphasis will be placed on keeping tabs on environmental changes. Commercial sale to business and military clients as well.


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