BackForward Satellite: NovaSAR-S 

Satellite details
Acronym NovaSAR-S
Full name NovaSAR-S
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
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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
S-SAR active 3200 - 3200 MHz N/R  kHz - A   S-band SAR