The RADARSAT satellite is a project of the Canadian Space Agency.
|Accessible Swath||500 km|
|Incidence Angles||20-50 degrees|
The purpose of RADARSAT, in addition to studying the Polar regions, is to aid in maritime navigation, natural resource identification, management of agricultural and water resource, and monitoring of environmental change.
The RADARSAT beam configuration is shown in this diagram. Note that RADARSAT has a wide swath beam, which sets it apart from the other satellites in that it is the first operational satellite to incorporate the ScanSAR mode that allows wider swaths, and therefore more area, to be covered.
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