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Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A) Earth Surface Imagery
Entry ID: 81-111A-01A

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Abstract: This data set contains earth images acquired by the Shuttle Imaging
Radar (SIR-A) which flew aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia in November
1981 (STS-2). The SIR-A instrument operated for a total of almost 8
hours during the 2 and 1/2 day flight. The imagery produced from this
instrument is very useful for a variety of topographic and geologic

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: -35.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ELACHI, C
Dataset Title: Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A) Earth Surface Imagery
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-11-12
Stop Date: 1981-11-14
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 40 m
Longitude Resolution: 40 m
Originating Center
Data Center
National Space Science Data Center Coordinated Archive, Space Science Data Operation Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: 81-111A-01A
Dataset ID: 81-111A-01B
Dataset ID: 81-111A-01C

Data Center Personnel
Email: nssdc-request at
Contact Address:
National Space Science Data Center
NSSDC/Code 633.4
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Phone: (818) 354-5673
Contact Address:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail Stop 180-704
4800 Oak Grove Drive
City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109
Country: USA
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Cimino, J.B., C. Elachi (1982), Shuttle Imaging Radar-A (SIR-A) Experiment, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publication 8277, Pasadena, CA.

Elachi, C., (1982), Shuttle Imaging Radar Experiment, Science, Vol. 218, 4576, 996-1003
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24