For a second time this year, the Spaceborne Imaging
Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar instrument flies aboard
the space shuttle. The instrument combines JPL's Spaceborne Imaging
Radar-C with a German-Italian system called X-Band Synthetic Aperture
Radar, which uses a higher-frequency radar than the American instrument.
Images from the instrument, which flies
until October 11, are still being processes and analyzed in 2002.