BackForward Satellite: StriX-α 

Satellite details
Acronym StriX-α
Full name StriX-α
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • First prototype of a planned Japanese constellation of 30 X-Band SAR satellites
  • Global surface observations over land and sea
  • More details
Mass at launch Dry mass 150 kg
Power 100 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data from Synspective
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 500 km
ECT 10:00 asc


Space agency Synspective
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Orbit decayed
Launch 15 Dec 2020 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2024-03-13
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 StriX-α

Acronym Full name
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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
X-SAR active 9.65 GHz - X-Band SAR