Shuttle Radar Imaging - C
April 9, 1994


Spaceborne radar image of southeast Tibet

Spaceborne radar image of southeast Tibet


A decade after the first shuttle radar imaging mission, Shuttle Radar Imaging-A, the third in the series launches aboard the space shuttle. On this mission, JPL's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C is combined with a German-Italian system called X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar, which uses a higher-frequency radar than the American instrument.

The mission flies until April 20. Images from the instrument, which flies again September 30 to October 11, are still being processes and analyzed in 2002.

See also: Space Radar Images

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