Series of operational satellites for high-resolution land observation.
Brazilian programme: INPE responsible of development and operations.
The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design life time is 5 years.
The satellites exploit sunsynchronous orbits around 10:30.
The replacement policy is based on launching satellites in sequence, roughly 6 months before the expected end-of-life of a satellite.
See detailed description at http://www.inpe.br/produtos_servicos/engenharia_satelites/amazonia1.php.
2021 - 2028
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational
, blue tag => planned