CSG 1 [Thales Alenia]
COSMO-SkyMed second generation (Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin observation) or CSG is an Earth observation program of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) to replace the first generation COSMO-SkyMed system.
For the second generation, the COSMO-SkyMed constellation has been reduced from four to two spacecraft. The satellites are improved versions of the original design. They utilze an improved version of the Prima Bus. The CSG-SAR (COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation Synthetic Aperture Radar) is also an improved version of the first generation X-band SAR system. The contract was signed in September 2015. In December 2020, another two satellites were ordered.
The satellites will operate in the same circular sun-synchronous dawn-dusk orbit as the first generation satellites with a nominal altitude of 619 km and an inclination of 97.86º. The satelites operate in the same orbital plane.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation (Radar)|
|Contractors:||Tales Alenia Space|
|Equipment:||CSG-SAR X-band (9.6 GHz) synthetic aperture radar (SAR)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||2205 kg (#1)|
|Orbit:||619 km × 619 km, 97.86°|
|CSG 1||2019-092A||18.12.2019||Ko ELS||Soyuz-ST-A Fregat-M||with CHEOPS, ANGELS, Eye-Sat, OPS-SAT|
|CSG 2||2022-008A||31.01.2022||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)|
|CSG 3||-||2024||Ko ELV||Vega-C|
|CSG 4||-||202x||Ko ELV||Vega-C (baselined)|