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AlSAT-1
AlSAT-1: The Mission

AlSAT-1: The Mission

AlSAT-1 was Algeria's first national satellite and was designed and constructed by SSTL within a collaborative programme with the Algerian Centre National des Techniques Spatiales (CNTS).

AlSAT -1 was part of a wider international collaboration, led by SSTL, to launch the first constellation of Earth observation satellites specifically designed for disaster monitoring. AlSAT-1, an SSTL-100 platform, carried Earth imaging cameras which provided 32-meters resolution imaging in 3 spectral bands (NIR, red, green) with an extremely wide imaging swath of 600 km.   AlSAT-1 was the first satellite in the Disaster Monitoring Constellation.

A joint British-Algerian team of SSTL & CNTS engineers successfully completed the manufacture and pre-flight testing of the enhanced microsatellite during a 15-month programme which included training for the 11 Algerian engineers at SSTL.    

Satellite Data

Name:
AlSAT-1

Customer:
CNTS, Algeria

Mission:
Earth Observation

Mass:
90.3kg

Platform:
SSTL-100

Launch Data

Launch Date:
28 November 2002

Launch Site:
Plesetsk Kosmodrome, Russia

Launcher:
COSMOS-3M

Orbit:
700km sun-synchronous

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