SSOT (satellite)


Mission typeEarth imaging
COSPAR ID2011-076E
SATCAT no.38011
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass117 kilograms (258 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date17 December 2011, 02:03:48 (2011-12-17UTC02:03:48Z) UTC[1]
Launch siteKourou ELS
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude629 kilometres (391 mi)[2]
Apogee altitude630 kilometres (390 mi)[2]
Inclination97.88 degrees[2]
Period97.17 minutes[2]
Epoch25 January 2015, 03:18:11 UTC[2]

Sistema Satelital para Observación de la Tierra (SSOT), also known as FASat-Charlie, is a Chilean earth observation satellite launched on 16 December 2011 from Guiana Space Centre on board a Soyuz ST rocket.[3]

SSOT is a Miniaturized satellite built on the Myriade satellite bus by EADS Astrium. It was part of a six-satellite payload along with Pléiades-HR 1, ELISA 1, ELISA 2, ELISA 3 and ELISA 4.

See also


  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e "SSOT Satellite details 2011-076E NORAD 38011". N2YO. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  3. ^ Amos, Jonathan. "BBC News - Soyuz launches sharp-eyed Pleiades satellite". Retrieved 2011-12-18.

External links

  • Astrium