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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - SAOCOM 1B -
Full Name Satélite Argentino de Observación COn Microondas 1B Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies CONAE, ASI Launch Date 30 Aug 2020
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Aug 2025
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 46265 (TLE)
International Designator 2020-059A
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 05:57:45 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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