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Satellite details
Acronym TopSat
Full name TopSat
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the TopSat programme.
  • Main mission: high-resolution land observation.
Mass at launch 115 kg Dry mass 115 kg
Power 55 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available by InfoTerra.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 686 km
ECT 10:30 asc


Space agency UKSA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • The satellite is fully functional, but imaging operations are suspended since 17 August 2008 because the amount of requests does not justify the operations cost.
Launch 27 Oct 2005 EOL 17 Aug 2008
Last update: 2015-07-29
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 TopSat

Acronym Full name
RALCam-1 Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Camera - 1
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