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COSMO-SkyMed 1



COSMO-SkyMed 1 is an Italian Earth-imaging Synthetic Aperture Radar that was launched by a Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg AFB at 02:34 UT on 08 June 2007. The 1.7 tonne, 3.6 kW craft is the first of a four-satellite constellation, and carries an X-band (9.6 GHz) radar. The swath width is variable and provides images at a resolution between three to 100 meters. Further details of the mission can be found at:

Alternate Names

  • 31598
  • COSMO-SkyMed1
  • SkyMed 1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-06-08
Launch Vehicle: Delta II
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 1700 kg
Nominal Power: 14 W

Funding Agencies

  • Ministry of Defense, Italy (Italy)
  • Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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