BackForward Satellite: CSK-1 

Satellite details
Acronym CSK-1
Full name COSMO-SkyMed - 1
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the COSMO-SkyMed programme.
  • Main mission: surveillance and emergency management.
Mass at launch 1700 kg Dry mass
Power 4000 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data are distributed to institutional users by the Matera C-UGS (civilian) and the Pratica di Mare D-UGS (military).
  • Distribution to commercial users is performed by the e-GEOS company.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 629.5 km
ECT 05:46 asc


Space agency ASI
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 08 Jun 2007 EOL ≥2022
Last update: 2022-03-01
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on CSK-1

Acronym Full name
SAR-2000 Synthetic Aperture Radar 2000 (X-band)
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
SAR-2000 active 9600 - 9600 MHz N/R  kHz - A   X-band SAR