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Satellite details
Acronym SCISAT-1
Full name Scientific Satellite -1
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
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: 2023-12-04
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
Show instrument status and calibration
Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Frequencies for satellite management
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Emission designator Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
TT & C S-E 2232 MHz 6M00G1D 6000 kHz RHCP D 4000  kbps Spacecraft telemetry shared with science data downlink
TT & C E-S 2051.9 MHz - 2055.3 MHz 1M10G2D 1100 kHz RHCP D 4  kbps Spacecraft telecommand
Frequencies for scientific data acquisition and communication services at ground stations
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
TT & C S-E 2229 MHz - 2235 MHz - RHCP D 4000  kbps Shared science data s/c telemetry downlink