Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review Tool
Satellite Programme: SumbandilaSat
Single-satellite programme, for land observation.
South African programme: SANSA responsible of development and operations.
The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design life time is 3 years.
The satellite exploits a sunsynchronous orbit around 9:00.
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Data stored onboard and transmitted to the Satellite Applications Centre (SAC) in Hartebeetshoek, near Pretoria, also responsible of the data service.
2009 - 2011
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned
(2009 - 2011)