Shuttle Imaging Radar-B

Shuttle Imaging Radar antenna Shuttle Imaging Radar antenna

Shuttle Imaging Radar antenna. Image Credit: NASA/JPL
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Mission Summary

Shuttle Imaging Radar-B, the second in a series of NASA Earth-imaging instruments employing radar technology, was designed to fly aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Challenger, STS-41-G, to collect radar images of Earth at several angles.

The multiangle images, an improvement on the single angle images collected by the instrument's predecessor, allowed scientists to create perspective views of the landscape.

Acronym: SIR-B
Type: Instrument
Status: Past
Launch Date: October 05, 1984
7:03 a.m. EDT (11:03 UTC)
Launch Location: Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Landing Date: October 13, 1984
12:25 p.m. EDT (16:26 UTC)
Mission End Date: October 13, 1984
Target: Earth