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SPIRALE A

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2009-008C

Description

The SPIRALE A and SPIRALE B microsatellites were built by Thales Alenia Space for the French military and are designed to monitor ballistic missile launches using infrared imagery. These cube-shaped satellites were launched 11 February 2009 at 22:09 UT on an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from Kourou.

Alternate Names

  • SPIRALEA
  • 33751
  • 2009-008C

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-02-11
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Ministry of Defense, France France

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 

Personnel

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