BackForward Satellite: UMBRA 

Satellite details
Acronym UMBRA
Full name UMBRA
Satellite Description
  • X-Band SAR satellite constellation planned to be 24 satellites.
  • Substantial contribution to Land Surface and sea-ice observation at high resolution down to 25 cm.
Mass at launch 70 kg Dry mass
Power 500 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data available from UMBRA
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 500 km


Space agency UMBRA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • UMBRA-01 launched on 30 June 2021
  • UMBRA-02 launched on 13 January 2022
  • UMBRA-03 launched on 25 May 2022
Launch 2021 EOL ≥2035
Last update: 2022-05-30
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 UMBRA

Acronym Full name
UMBRA-SAR SAR instrument for UMBRA satellites
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