BackForward Satellite: SAOCOM-1A 

Satellite details
Acronym SAOCOM-1A
Full name SAtélite Argentino de Observación COn Microondas - 1A
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the SAOCOM programme.
  • Main mission: hydrology and land observation.
  • Substantial contribution to surveillance and emergency management.
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data are distributed from the centre in Buenos Aires.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 620 km
ECT 06:00 asc


Space agency CONAE
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 08 Oct 2018 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2023-12-21
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 SAOCOM-1A

Acronym Full name
SAR-L Synthetic Aperture Radar (L-band)
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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
SAR-L active 1 GHz - 1.275 GHz 0 MHz - L-band SAR