ALOS-2 is a follow-on mission from ALOS-1 ("DAICHI"). This satellite was launched on 24 May 2014 with enhanced capabilities.
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TerraSAR-X was launched in 2007 and carries a steerable X-Band SAR sensor which provides a highly accurate, high resolution dataset.
Spaceborne SAR remote sensing took a giant leap forward with the launch of the RADARSAT satellite in 1995. Table of RADARSAT-1 Tech SpecsTable of RADARSAT-2 Tech Specs
The Phased Array L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) on the ALOS satellite was developed under a joint project between the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Japan Resources Observation System Organisation (JAROS).
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