BackForward Satellite: SCISAT-1 

Satellite details
Acronym SCISAT-1
Full name Scientific Satellite -1
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the SCISAT/ACE programme.
  • Main missions: chemistry of the upper atmosphere.
Mass at launch 152 kg Dry mass
Power 75 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data distributed by the CSA Science Operations Centre (SOC), based at the University of Waterloo.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 650 km
Inclination 73.9 °


Space agency CSANASA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 13 Aug 2003 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2021-09-03
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 SCISAT-1

Acronym Full name
ACE-FTS Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment - Fourier Transform Spectrometer
MAESTRO Measurements of Aerosol Extinction in the Stratosphere and Troposphere Retrieved by Occultation
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