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European Space Agency

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Flight VV10: Vega to launch Earth Observation Satellites for Italy, France and Israel
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For its eighth launch of the year, and the 10th Vega mission since this launcher began its career at the Guiana Space Center in 2012, Arianespace will orbit OPTSAT-3000 and Venµs – two Earth observation satellites for civil and military applications.
This marks the seventh Earth observation mission for Vega, a light launcher now in full commercial operation, whose versatility has been largely proven during its nine previous missions – all successful.

Vega Flight VV10
  • Launch vehicle: Vega
  • Launch date: August 1, 2017
  • Payload(s): OPTSAT-3000, Venus
  • Customer(s): OHB Italia, Israel Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Prime contractor(s): Telespazio, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd (IAI)
  • Launch site: Spaceport, French Guiana (Guiana Space Center)
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous orbit
more info in launch kit en: http://www.arianespace.com/wp-content/u ... kit-EN.pdf
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OPTSAT-3000
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The satellite features:
  • High resolution,
  • High-precision geolocation,
  • High-quality images,
  • Reduced weight, which allows a wide range of launch options,
  • High agility, thanks to the satellite’s reduced weight and small size. This means low inertia, which in turn allows the acquisition of a large number of images,
  • Design life exceeding seven years.
Venus
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The satellite has a twofold objective:
  • Scientific: Frequent revisits (up to two days) of scientific sites spread worldwide for the study and evolution of vegetation, and for environmental purposes.
  • Technological: In-flight qualification of the Israeli Electrical Propulsion System.

more info
http://www.arianespace.com/mission/vega-flight-vv10/
http://www.arianespace.com/
http://www.esa.int/ESA

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Re: European Space Agency

Post by pmd1980 » August 2nd, 2017, 11:57 am

Flight VV10: For its 10th successful launch in a row, Vega orbits two Earth observation satellites – OPTSAT-3000 and Venµs for Italy, Israel and France
The launch took place on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 10:58:33 pm (local time in Kourou) from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

The OPTSAT-3000 passenger is a very-high-resolution optical Earth observation satellite that will provide daytime images of the entire planet. It was placed into Sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of about 450 km. With a mass of 368 kg. at launch, OPTSAT-3000 offers a design life of 7 years.

The Venµs payload is a high-resolution, high-frequency Earth observation satellite, which will produce high spatial and temporal resolution images. It is equipped with a camera built by Elbit Electro-Optic Systems Elop Ltd for CNES. The satellite was placed into a Sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of about 720 km. It weighed 264 kg. at launch and offers a design life of 4.5 years.

Both OPTSAT-3000 and Venµs were built by Israel Aerospace Industries in Tel Aviv, Israel, using an IMPS Bus platform.
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http://www.arianespace.com/press-releas ... nd-france/

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