BackForward Satellite: CSK-3 

Satellite details
Acronym CSK-3
Full name COSMO-SkyMed - 3
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the COSMO-SkyMed programme.
  • Main mission: surveillance and emergency management.
Mass at launch 1700 kg Dry mass
Power 4000 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data are distributed to institutional users by the Matera C-UGS (civilian) and the Pratica di Mare D-UGS (military).
  • Distribution to commercial users is performed by the e-GEOS company.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 629.5 km
ECT 05:46 asc


Space agency ASI
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 25 Oct 2008 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2023-12-21
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on CSK-3

Acronym Full name
SAR-2000 Synthetic Aperture Radar 2000 (X-band)
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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
SAR-2000 active 10 GHz - 9.6 GHz 0 MHz - X-band SAR