BackForward Satellite: SAC-D 

Satellite details
Acronym SAC-D
Full name Satélite de Aplicaciones Cientificas - D
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 4th flight unit of the SAC programme.
  • Main mission: land observation, including hydrology.
  • Substantial contribution to ocean observation.
  • Significant contribution to temperature and humidity sounding and to Space weather.
Mass at launch 1515 kg Dry mass 1450 kg
Power 1500 W
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Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 661 km
ECT 06:00 desc


Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • An essential part of the power and attitude control system for the SAC-D spacecraft stopped operating on 7 June 2015.
Launch 10 Jun 2011 EOL 07 Jun 2015
Last update: 2017-01-05
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on SAC-D

Acronym Full name
Aquarius Aquarius
DCS Data Collection System
HSC High Sensitivity Camera
MWR Micro-Wave Radiometer
NIRST New Infra Red Scanner Technology
ROSA Radio Occultation Sounder of the Atmosphere
ICARE Influence of Space Radiation on Advanced Components
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