Sentinel-1 GeoTIFF
SAR-Example image


Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS

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Agriculture, Land, Marine, EO Tools

About this service

The Sentinel-1 GeoTIFF files are converted from the GRD-blocks output by Sentinel-1 NRT-SAR service.

NRT-SAR outputs floating point values and the GeoTIFFs are 16-bit unsigned integers, so the pixels in the GeoTIFF files has been
multiplied by a scaling factor.

This scaling factor is stored in the image description tag (“xxxx SCALE_FACTOR=3.28973”). To restore the original values each pixel in the image needs to be divided by the
scaling factor. Each image is scaled to retain as much information as possible, so every image will have a different scaling factor.

The GeoTIFF files are geo-referenced (contains tie points), but not projected.


About provider

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS

The Space activity of KONGSBERG ( delivers a broad spectrum of equipment, systems and services related to space and maritime surveillance customers in more than 40 countries.

The division is a world-leading supplier of satellite ground stations for downloading and processing satellite data, as well as a supplier of satellite services from ground stations at Svalbard in the Arctic, the Antarctic and numerous other locations.

The Space Ground Systems department is located in Tromsø, Norway, and has developed and deployed  numerous turn-key ground station solutions world-wide, and is the proud provider of satellite  reception equipment and Front-End-Processors delivering key services for all Sentinel missions.

Our Multi-mission Earth Observation System product portfolio has been utilized by key actors like ESA, EUMETSAT, NASA and a large variety of meteorological entities throughout the world.

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