BackForward Satellite: SAC-B 

Satellite details
Acronym SAC-B
Full name Satélite de Aplicaciones Cientificas - B
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of the SAC programme, actually launched before SAC-A.
  • Space weather mission.
Mass at launch 191 kg Dry mass
Power 256 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • N/A (launch failure).
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 550 km
Inclination 38 °


Status Lost at launch
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Failed at launch.
Launch 04 Nov 1996 EOL 04 Nov 1996
Last update: 2015-07-29
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 SAC-B

Acronym Full name
HXRS Hard X-Ray Spectrometer
GXRE/GRaBS Goddard X-Ray Experiment - Gamma Ray Burst Spectrometer
CUBIC Cosmic Unresolved X-Ray Background Instrument using CCDs
ISENA Imaging Particle Spectrometer for Energetic Neutral Atoms
GXRE/SOXS Goddard X-Ray Experiment / Soft X-Ray Spectrometer
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