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SCD 3

SCD 3 [INPE]

The satellites of the SCD (Satelites de Coleta de Dados) series are equipped to collect and transmit meteorological and environmental data collected by automatic platforms (PCD) installed on land or on oceanic buoys. The data is relayed to one or more ground stations.

The INPE is responsible for development, production and operation of this series of 4 satellites, the SCD-1, SCD-2, SCD-2A and SCD-3.

SCD 3 is a new design, which was to be launched into a higher orbit to enlarge the area covered by the satellite.

This mission has apparently been cancelled.

Nation: Brazil
Type / Application: Data collection and relay
Operator: INPE
Contractors: INPE
Equipment: ?
Configuration: Plataforma Multimissão
Propulsion: ?
Power: Deployable solar array, batteries
Lifetime: 4 years
Mass: 285 kg
Orbit: 1100 km equatorial
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SCD 3 - cancelled Al VLS VLS-1
Further SCD missions: