India’s new RISAT-1 SAR returns it’s first images

Better late than never (sorry for being a bit slow). As reported by Flight Global’s Hyperbola blog (on May 14th) the first images from the Indian RISAT-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) have been released by the ISRO. RISAT-1 SAR is a C-band SAR; with Spotlight mode it is apparently able to image with a pixel spacing of up to 1 m. RISAT-1 provides India with a whole new range of Earth Observation capabilities.

If you view the gallery I suggest taking the ‘Snow’ label in the first image with a large pinch of salt. I suspect the object is in fact a lake (snow would not scatter so brightly; firn would but that is not a plateau icecap).

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