BackForward Satellite: SAOCOM-1B 

Satellite details
Acronym SAOCOM-1B
Full name SAtélite Argentino de Observación COn Microondas - 1B
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of the SAOCOM programme, companion of SAOCOM-1A.
  • 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 30 Aug 2020 EOL ≥2025
Last update: 2021-07-13
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-1B

Acronym Full name
SAR-L Synthetic Aperture Radar (L-band)
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Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
SAR-L active 1275 - 1275 MHz N/R  kHz - A   L-band SAR