Paz is first Spain radar observation satellite designed in Spain. Manufactured by Astrium España by agreement signed in 2008 with Hisdesat. It will be equipped with X-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and will provide data from radar earth observation for Spanish military forces (Spanish Ministry of Defense remains also one of major founders of the project). Hisdesat will be main operator of Paz, ground facilities are provided by Spanish National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA). Satellite will be launched by Falcon-9, not as it was originally planed by ICS Dnepr rocket.