RADARSAT International CatalogEntry ID: Canada_RADARSAT_INTL_IMAGERY
Abstract: RSI's broad range of products are derived from the majority of commercially
available Earth-observation satellites: RADARSAT-1, LANDSAT 4/5, LANDSAT 7,
IKONOS, IRS, ERS, QuickBird, and ENVISAT. RSI augments its product offerings
with services including processing, GIS, consulting, training, and near-real
time production and delivery. By combining satellite data-derived information
with other data ... sources such as climate/filed data, baseline geographic
information, and Internet-based information, RSI is successfully responding to
today's changing operational business needs.
RSI's core business is the worldwide distribution, processing, and
delivery of RADARSAT data products. The RADARSAT-1 satellite was successfully
launched November 4, 1995, and is owned and operated by the Canadian Space
Agency (CSA). RADARSAT-1 imagery products offer high-quality, timely, and
cost-effective solutions to natural resource management and environmental
operations. Equipped with a unique and powerful synthetic aperture radar (SAR),
RADARSAT-1 is able to dependably acquire scenes of virtually any location on
the Earth regardless of weather or light conditions, and products can be
reliably delivered to anywhere in the world. RSI offers near-real time delivery
of data (within 3 hours of downlink to certain RADARSAT-1 Network Stations) to
clients with time-critical operations such as disaster management and ship
navigation. Continuity of the program is assured with follow-on satellites:
RADARSAT-2 is scheduled for launch in late 2004 and will be distributed
worldwide (outside of the US) by RSI.
To ensure prompt product delivery and consistently high-quality client
service, RSI has established an international network of over 80 distributors,
and 14 international ground receiving stations.
RSI's in-house data processing expertise offers clients fast delivery
and the opportunity to customize products to suit specific operational
requirements. Data is available on a variety of media such as CD-ROM and 8-mm
data cartridge, and is deliverable either by courier or electronically.
In choosing the appropriate satellite data source and product you will
need to consider the following:
* Location: geographic area and type of terrain
* Scale: level of detail required
* Application: type of information extracted from data
* Quality: reliability of the data sources
* Timing: how quickly the data is required
* Format: appropriate data format
Each satellite offers important features and benefits to clients, such
as a selection of viewing angles, coverage area, and resolution. These
technical specifications vary considerably and must be taken into account when
evaluating prices and the specific requirements of the client's
The approximate price for a full scene, Path Image product, on CD-ROM,
RADARSAT Standard: USD 2,750 / CAD 3,725
ERS: USD 1,100 / CAD 1,600
LANDSAT 7 ETM+: USD 600 / CAD 900
Data is also available from IKONOS, earlier LANDSAT missions, and
Prices exclude premiums for programming, processing, and delivery. RSI
can provide you with a customized solution to your unique information
requirements. Please contact Client Services for further information, or visit
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: RADARSAT International
Dataset Title: RADARSAT International CatalogOnline Resource: http://www.rsi.ca
Start Date: 1995-11-04
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: monthly
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Email: andres at space.edu
Department of Space Studies University of North Dakota
City: Grand Forks
Province or State: ND
Postal Code: 58202-9008
Email: ifung at berkeley.edu
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Phone: (615) 574-0390
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City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: Tennessee
Postal Code: 37831
Email: Elaine.E.Matthews at nasa.gov
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City: New York
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Postal Code: 10025
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Paulette at PanoramaPathways.net
GEIA Center Panorama Pathways 2385 Panorama Avenue
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80304
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-06-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-17