Fact Sheet

Quick Facts

SCISAT-1 is the first Canadian scientific satellite since the ISIS II satellite was launched in 1971. Here are some quick facts about the new satellite:

  • Total mass: 150 kg
  • Total power usage: 70 W
  • Powered by: single solar panel
  • Total memory: 1 Gigabyte
  • Spacecraft contractor: Bristol Aerospace - Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Scientific Payload: ACE-FTS (Bomem Ltd.) and MAESTRO (MSC, U of T, EMS)
  • Scheduled launch date: May 20, 2003
  • Launch vehicle: Pegasus XL rocket
  • Orbit: 650 km above the Earth
  • Number of times SCISAT-1 will circle the Earth in 1 day: 15
  • Number of sunrises and sunsets SCISAT-1 will see in 1 day: 30