Synthetic Aperture Radar Image from Space of Kathmandu, Nepal

Status Report From: European Space Agency
Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014

This radar image centred over the city of Kathmandu (large bright area), the capital of Nepal, situated in the Kathmandu Valley.


Visible landmarks starting from the city centre are the Roni Pokhari, Ratna Park and Tundikel (gray rectangular area), the Baghmati and Vishnumati rivers, and to the east is the Tribhuvan airport. Further east are the cities of Thimi and Bhaktapur.


Technical Information:


Instruments: Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) 

Date of Acquisition: 14 August 2003 

Orbit number: 7602 

Orbit direction: Descending 

Instrument features: Image Mode Precision (30 meter resolution)

ASAR Mode: Image Swath 3 

ASAR Polarisation: VV 


NW Lat/Long: N 28.10 / E 85.01 

NE Lat/Long: N 28.01 / E 85.51 

SE Lat/Long: N 27.08 / E 85.38 

SW Lat/Long: N 27.17 / E 84.49


Larger image



// end //

More status reports and news releases or top stories.

Please follow SpaceRef on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.