Flown on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in April 1994 (Mission STS-59) and in October 1994 (Mission STS-68). These two missions are known as Space Radar Lab-1 (SRL-1) and Space Radar Lab-2 (SRL-2).
This schematic diagram shows the SIR-C/X-SAR antennas illuminating an area on the ground, and mapping out a data swath as the Shuttle moves forward.
The area shown is a Seasat image of Los Angeles, California.
Space Shuttle doors closed during launch and landing.
Space Shuttle doors open, showing SIR-C/X-SAR antenna once on orbit.
End-on view, showing radar antenna tilted in Shuttle bay.
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