THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - SAOCOM 1A -
Full Name Status Approved
Mission Agencies CONAE, ASI Launch Date Sep 2015
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2019
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.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandAlbedo and reflectance SAR-L
Landscape 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
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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