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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - SAOCOM 1A -
Full Name Satélite Argentino de Observación COn Microondas 1A Status Approved
Mission Agencies CONAE, ASI Launch Date Sep 2015
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2020
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 97.2 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 97.89 deg
Orbit Altitude 620 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 6:12 Repeat Cycle 16 days
Objectives and Applications Earth observation and emergency management with an L-band SAR, soil moisture for agriculture and hydrology (main driver), interferometry.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Winds SAR-L
LandLandscape topography SAR-L
Soil moisture SAR-L
Vegetation SAR-L
Multi-purpose imagery (land) SAR-L
OceanOcean topography/currents SAR-L
Ocean surface winds SAR-L
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) SAR-L
Snow & IceIce sheet topography SAR-L
Snow cover, edge and depth SAR-L
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness SAR-L
Mission Instruments
SAR-L - L-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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