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Satellite details
Acronym SAC-C
Full name Satélite de Aplicaciones Cientificas - B
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the SAC programme.
  • Main mission: land observation.
  • Substantial contribution to Space weather.
  • Significant contribution to temperature and humidity sounding.
Mass at launch 485 kg Dry mass 472 kg
Power 221 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data distribution by the Argentinean Data Center in Buenos Aires.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 705 km
ECT 10:20 desc


Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 21 Nov 2000 EOL 15 Aug 2013
Last update: 2015-07-29
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on SAC-C

Acronym Full name
DCS Data Collection System
GOLPE GPS Occultation and Passive reflection Experiment
HRTC High Resolution Technological Camera
HSTC High Sensitivity Technological Camera
IST Italian Star Tracker
MMRS Multispectral Medium Resolution Scanner
ICARE Influence of Space Radiation on Advanced Components
FVM Fluxgate Vector Magnetometer
OVM Overhauser Magnetometer
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