BackForward Satellite: NovaSAR-S 

Satellite details
Acronym NovaSAR-S
Full name NovaSAR-S
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single satellite to demonstrate SAR on small satellite.
  • Main mission: high-resolution, all weather, land observation particularly suitable for hydrology,
Mass at launch 430 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • TBD.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 580 km
ECT 10:30 asc


Space agency SSTLUKSA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 16 Sep 2018 EOL ≥2025
Last update: 2019-10-27
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 NovaSAR-S

Acronym Full name
S-SAR S-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Show instrument status and calibration
Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
S-SAR active 3 GHz - 3.2 GHz 0 MHz - S-band SAR