SAOCOM (Satélite Argentino de Observación Con Microondas) es un sistema de dos satélites de observación terrestre de la agencia espacial de Argentina, CONAE. Estarán equipados con un radar de apertura sintética polarimétrico en banda L.



Italian-Argentine satellite for the benefit of the Society Emergency Management and Economic Development

The SIASGE, Italo-Argentine Satellite System for Emergency Management, will consist of two satellites SAOCOM provided by CONAE and four satellites of the Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation, Italian Space Agency (ASI).

This set of satellites to obtain accurate and updated information of fire, floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, avalanches, landslides and mudslides.

The six satellites shall be placed at the same altitude in polar orbits, on different orbital planes, in such a way that the whole set will work as one instrument with a huge vision width on the Earth. This will enable monitoring in almost real time, since the informatio shall be updated every 12 hours, which is particulary necessary for the monitoring and tracking of disaster evolution.