Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review Tool
Satellite Programme: Satélite Español de Observación SAR (also Paz)
Single satellite programme, for all-weather land observation and surveillance.
Spanish programme: developed by HISDESAT (Hisdesat Servicios Estratégicos, S.A.) under the request and sponsorship of the Ministerio de Defensa (MDE) and the financing of the Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo. Programme owned and operated by HIDESAT, which also holds the commercial exploitation rights for the mission. INTA (Instituto National de Técnica Aeroespacial) is commissioned to develop and operate the ground segment.
The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design life time of the satellite is 5 years.
The satellite exploits a sunsynchronous dawn-dusk orbit at 6:00. It is associated to an optical component named SEOSat/Ingenio in a sunsynchronous 10:00 orbit.
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Onboard stored and real-time data downlinked to the INTA stations in Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid) (primary station) and in Maspalomas (Canary Islands) (backup station).
Data processed at the PDGS (Payload Data Ground Segment) in Madrid.
Data provision performed by HISDESAT.
2018 - 2023
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned
Satélite Español de Observación SAR (also Paz)
(2018-01 - 2023)