Amazonia - 1

About the satellite

Amazonia 1 is the first Earth Observation satellite based on the MMP, to be completely designed, integrated, tested and operated by Brazil.

With the launch scheduled for 2020, Amazonia 1 is a Sun synchronous (polar) orbiting satellite that can generate images of any part of the world every 5 days. For this, it has a wide-view optical imager (camera with 3 visible frequency bands - VIS - and 1 near infrared band - Near Infrared or NIR) with swath of 850 km and 60 meters of resolution.

Its orbit was designed to provide a high rate of revisit (5 days), having, therefore, the ability to provide a significant amount of data from a single point on the planet. This feature is extremely valuable in applications such as alert deforestation in the Amazon, as it increases the probability of capturing useful images in the face of cloud cover in the region.

Satélite Amazonia 1 - PMM acoplada com Módulo de Carga Útil

The Amazonia series satellites is composed by two independent modules: a Service Module, which is the Multi-Mission Platform (MMP), and a Payload Module, which houses image cameras and equipment for recording and transmitting image data.

The figure below illustrates the Amazonia 1 satellite with its two modules: Multi Mission Platform (Service Module, lower) and the Payload Module (upper part of the satellite). The closing panels are separated to illustrate the internal arrangement of the equipment and subsystems. The solar panel is shown in its stowed position (launch phase configuration).

Satélite Amazonia 1 - PMM acoplada com Módulo de Carga Útil
INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais