21 November 2011

Today, November 21st, the Scientific Applications Satellite SAC-C – a mission accomplished in the framework of the International cooperation agreement signed in the early 90s between the National Commission of Space Activities (CONAE) of Argentina and its US counterpart , the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA -, reaches 11 years in orbit, widely exceeding its estimated life span of 4 years.

INVAP was the main contractor of CONAE for the mission, which was jointly fulfilled by the Space Agencies of the United States, Italy, Brazil, France and Denmark. The company was in charge of the design, development and building of the service platform; the satellite was then integrated with a payload of Earth observation instruments. 

SAC-C allows the collection of useful data for agriculture, industry, government administration and scientific applications.


Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales, CONAE