BackForward Satellite Programme: SumbandilaSat 

Programme details
Programme description
  • 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.
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • Data stored onboard and transmitted to the Satellite Applications Centre (SAC) in Hartebeetshoek, near Pretoria, also responsible of the data service.
Agencies SANSA
Programme lifetime 2009 - 2011
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned