COSMO-SKYMED 1

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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 8 juni 2007 -

Status Operational

Orbit type Circular sun-synchronous dawn-dusk orbit

Altitude 619.6

Orbit inclination 97.86

Equatorial crossing time 06:00:00

Orbit period 97.1

Satellite family: COSMO-SkyMed (Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation)

COSMO-SkyMed (Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation) is a 4-spacecraft constellation, funded by ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), and the Italian Ministry of Defense, Rome, Italy.

Each of the four satellites is equipped with a SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) instrument and is capable of operating in all visibility conditions at high resolution and in real time.

you can find the COSMO-SkyMed Website for Institutional and Scientific Users here.

Sensor characteristics

Sensor name SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) 2000
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging microwave radar
Resolution class Very High (1 - 5 m)
Swath width (at nadir) 40 km
Revisit frequency 5 dagen