Monday, February 25, 2008

Daily Photo - SIR-C/X-SAR Images of Egypt

SIR-C/X-SAR Images showing different parts of Egypt. Click on the image to see a bigger version of it on ths site. To see full descriptions which explain the images and help you interpret them just click on the link beneath image that you want to see details for - and even bigger versions of these images are available from those pages.

All of the images come from the a joint U.S.-German-Italian project that uses a highly sophisticated imaging radar to capture images of Earth. The technology used is Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) . Photographs on this site were taken using the instrument, which was flown on two flights in 1994. One was on space shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-59 April 9-20, 1994. The second flight was on shuttle Endeavour on STS-68 September 30-October 11, 1994. Enjoy!

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