Series of satellites for land observation.
Algerian programme: the Centre National des Techniques Spatiales (CNTS) of the Agence Spatiale Algerienne (ASAL) responsible of development and operations.
The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes (AlSat-1 by gravity gradient).
The design life time is 5 years.
The satellites exploit sunsynchronous orbits around 10:30, consistent with the Disaster Monitoring Constellation.
The replacement policy is based on launching satellites in sequence, roughly 6 months before the expected end-of-life of a satellite.
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Data stored onboard and transmitted to the Arzew station complex in western Algeria (Oran region).
Data circulating within the Disaster Monitoring Constellation consortium in free and fast fashion. Open access granted.
2002 - 2021
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational
, blue tag => planned