Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review Tool
Satellite Programme: Satélite de Coleta de Dados
Series of two experimental satellites for data collection.
Brazilian programme: INPE responsible of development and operations.
The platforms are spin stabilised (with active control of spin rate on SCD-2).
The design life time is 1 year.
The satellites are in low-inclination orbit for frequent coverage of the equatorial zone.
Redundancy is provided by flying the two satellites in the same orbital plane, dephased by 180°.
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Data relayed to the INPE network of acquisition stations.
1993 - 2020
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned
Satélite de Coleta de Dados
(1993 - 2020)
(1998 - 2020)