Objectives

The objective of SAC-B, first Argentine scientific satellite, was to advance the study of solar physics and astrophysics through the examination of solar flares, gamma-ray burst, sources and the diffuse soft X-ray cosmic background and high-energy neutral atoms.

Satellite weigh         
191 kg (50 kg payload)

Altitude            
550 km

Inclination                
38°

Launching date       
4/11/96

Launcher                   
Pegasus

Instruments aboard the SAC-B

Hard X-Ray Spectrometer (HXRS)                      
CONAE (Argentina)

Goddard X-Ray Experiment (GXRE)                   
NASA (USA)

Cosmic Unresolved X-Ray Background Instrument using CCDs (CUBIC)             
NASA (USA)

Imaging Particle Spectrometer for Energetic Neutral Atoms (ISENA)     
ASI (Italy)