Amazonia - 1

Current Stage of the Satellite

At this moment, the Electric Model of the satellite was concluded and the activities for FM (Flight Model) integration and testing already started.

The launch service has been contracted and the activities with launcher provider already started.

Throughout the year, work will be carried out between the satellite and the ISRO PSLV launcher - Indian Space Research Organization, contracted from Spaceflight Industries in December. The launch of Amazonia 1 will occur in India in 2020.

PSLV Launcher

Developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the PSLV is a four-stage launcher, designed to launch satellites into Sun-synchronous polar orbits.

These orbits are particularly useful for remote sensing satellites such as Amazonia 1, for which it is desirable to perform passages over the same region at the same times and therefore produce images under the same lighting conditions.

Using different configurations of boosters (identified by the suffixes G, CA, XL and 3S), the PSLV is capable of carrying a total mass of up to 1800 kg at altitudes between 600 and 900 km approximately.

The Amazonia 1 has a mass of about 640 kg, and will be placed in an orbit with an average altitude of 752 km. The basic configuration of the rocket (PSLV-CA) would be sufficient, but it is possible that the PSLV-XL, with greater capacity, is used, thus taking other satellites as secondary payload.

INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais