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Saocom 1A


Designation 43641 / 18076A
Launch date 8 Oct 2018
Country of origin Argentina
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 625 km, sun-synchronous
Inclination 97.9°
Period 97.2 min
Launch vehicle Falcon 9 #69
Launch site Vandenberg

Carries an L-band SAR, provides a resolution between 7 and 100 m.
Downlinks data in X-band

Will operate jointly with Program: Cosmo-Skymed

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Technical data


Prime contractor INVAP
Platform same platform as SAC C
Mass at launch 3000 kg
Dry mass  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime 5 years

Has a 10 x 2.5m L-band SAR antenna

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