FACSAT-1 is the second Colombian-made satellite sent to orbit, and the first on behalf of the Colombian Air Force.


FACSAT-1 is a nanosatellite, capable of taking images with a resolution of 30 meters per pixel.[1]


The contract to manufacture FACSAT-1 was awarded to GomSpace A/S in 2014.[2]


FACSAT-1 was launched on November 29, 2018, at 04:15 UTC in the PSLV-C43 rocket of the Indian Space Agency (ISRO).[1] It decayed from orbit on 3 June 2023.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b Sanchez, Alejandro (February 12, 2018). "Colombian Air Force to launch new satellite by July". Jane's Information Group. Archived from the original on February 12, 2018. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "Company Overview of GomSpace A/S". Bloomberg L.P. Archived from the original on February 14, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018. This new project will build on the technology transfer gained through the FACSAT-1 project, awarded to GomSpace in 2014.
  3. ^ "FACSAT 1". N2YO.com. 3 June 2023. Retrieved 2 December 2023.