Official website for the marketing of SAOCOM® products

VENG is the company designated by CONAE® to bring SAOCOM® products to market

SAOCOM® is a constellation made of two high resolution and quadruple polarization L-band SAR satellites which observes Earth’s surface night and day regardless of weather conditions. SAOCOM® is part of the SIASGE

Acquisition Mode Nominal Resolution
(Rng x Az) [m]
Nominal Size of the Scene
(Rng x Az) [km]
Product L1A Products
L1B, L1C y L1D
STRIPMAP SP 10 x 5 10 x 10 40 x 74 HH o VV
STRIPMAP DP 10 x 5 10 x 10 40 x 74 HH+HV o VV+VH
STRIPMAP QP 10 x 6 10 x 10 20 x 74 HH+HV+VH+VV
TOPSAR NARROW SP 10 x 30 30 x 30 150 x 222 HH o VV
TOPSAR NARROW DP 10 x 30 30 x 30 150 x 222 HH+HV o VV+VH
TOPSAR NARROW QP 10 x 50 50 x 50 100 x 222 HH+HV+VH+VV
TOPSAR WIDE SP 10 x 50 50 x 50 350 x 445 HH o VV
TOPSAR WIDE DP 10 x 50 50 x 50 350 x 445 HH+HV o VV+VH
TOPSAR WIDE QP 10 x 100 100 x 100 220 x 445 HH+HV+VH+VV
SP:Single Polarization, DP:Dual Poralization, QP:Quad Polarization

Special discounts will be applied to Argentinian companies


Frequently asked Questions

Who is this site devoted to?
  • This site is devoted to people, companies or institutions interested in purchasing SAOCOM® Products. If you or your organization has an in-force agreement with CONAE®, please contact atenció
Which is the use of the contact form in this site?
  • The form is for those interested in purchasing SAOCOM® Products to contact VENG and channel their needs.
What are the features that differentiate SAOCOM® Products and the L Band from other Radar satellites?
  • As the SAOCOM® Satellite is a RADAR, the information it produces is independent of the cloud coverage. By working in L Band, the satellite can obtain information by penetrating the vegetation cover and soil, capturing moisture information. Among other products it can generate are:Ship Maps, Soil Moisture Maps, Forecast System of Wheat Spike Fusarium. The maximum resolution is 10mts, and the maximum revisit time is 16 days for ONE (1) Satellite and 8 days for TWO (2) Satellites, which can be reduced according to the requirements of the SAOCOM Product.
What is the maximum response delay after having used the form on the site?
  • The maximum response time is 72 working hours. In case of urgency, please contact us by phone at +54 11 4340-5290, Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm (Argentine local time).
What are the customer service hours?
  • Customer service hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Argentine local time).
Which is the price of the SAOCOM® products?
  • On this site you will find the current price list. For products that are not included in it, please contact us. There are discounts for large volume orders or specific requirements, which are studied on a case-by-case basis with VENG's commercial team.
How can I obtain products with future or past dates?
  • We are currently developing a dynamic online platform to check the availability of products (future or past). In the meantime, please contact us by email with your requirements in the subject line. In case you cannot specify your requirements, our technical team will provide support accordingly.
How long should I wait to receive a product with a future date?
  • The maximum waiting time to receive a SAOCOM® product is 72 hours after the satellite acquires it. During the purchase and waiting process, you will receive several notices that will inform you about the status of your order.
In what formats can SAOCOM® images and products be ordered?
  • TIFF (Level 1B)
  • GEOTIFF (Level 1C e 1D)
  • JPEG (Level 1B, 1C, 1D)
Which software can be used to open SAOCOM® images and products? (Some examples)
  • ENVI 4.4 and higher versions
  • SARScape
  • Erdas Image 9.3.2 and higher versions
  • SocetSet 5.5
  • Photomod
  • Gamma software
  • ESA’s NEST 3C and Derby 3.0
  • SNAP
  • QGIS
What processing levels are generated?
  • L1A:Single Look Complex
  • L1B:Detected image
  • L1C:Projected on an ellipsoid (ground ellipsoid corrected)
  • L1D:Projected on a DEM (geocoded terrain corrected)
  • Other products such as Moisture Map, Ship Detection, etc. are also generated. For these products contact us.
What are the geometric features of a SAOCOM® acquisition?
  • Type of orbit:Synchronous helium
  • Orbits per day:16
  • Inclination:97.9°
  • Height:620 km
  • Local time asc node:6:12:15 a.m.
  • Revisit:16 days
  • Acquisition Modes (and Polarization):
  • StripMap (SP, DP, QP)
  • TopSar Narrow (SP, DP, QP)
  • TopSar Wide (SP, DP, QP)
  • SP:Single Polarization, DP:Dual Polarization; QP:Quad Polarization
Can I request SAOCOM® Products for Interferometry Studies (INSAR)?
  • Yes, VENG can provide stacks for Interferometry purposes. At the same time, our technical team could offer customized processing.
Can I request a Monitoring and Tracking Service?
  • Yes, VENG can provide this service. Given the diversity of this service, please contact us.
How can I pay?
  • Customers in Argentina can pay by MercadoPago or by Bank Transfer.
  • Foreign customers can choose PayPal or Bank Transfer.
  • A Checking Account can be processed to reduce administrative times.
How do I receive my SAOCOM® Products?
  • Once the administrative and technical process is finished, SAOCOM® Products are automatically delivered by SFTP.
What do I do if I want to acquire an image of Europe?
  • Please contact CONAE® (
If my question is not listed here, what do I do?
  • For more information please contact through the form on this website.

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SAOCOM® (Argentine Satellite of Observation with Microwaves) is a constellation made of two Earth observation satellites owned by CONAE® (National Commission for Space Activities). Each satellite has an L-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR). SAOCOM-1A is the first satellite of the two, and was launched by SpaceX on October 2018. The satellite that completed the constellation, SAOCOM-1B, was launched at the end of August 2020 by the same company that put SAOCOM-1A into orbit. The constellation is currently operational.

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