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ELISA W11

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2011-076A

Description

ELISA W11 (Electronic Intelligence Satellite), a French military satellite, was launched from Kourou on 17 December 2011 at 02:03 UT. The craft weighed 125 kg and was launched by a Soyuz rocket. ELISA is a demonstration project sponsored by the French defense procurements agency (DGA). ELISA W11 was one of four ELISA satellites launched together to map radar emissions worldwide, characterizing and cataloging their sources for use in electronic warfare. The satellites will drift to their correct position in orbit over the next three months before testing begins.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2011-12-17
    Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
    Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
    Mass: 125 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Ministry of Defense, France France

    Disciplines

    • Surveillance and Other Military
    • Earth Science

    Additional Information

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

     

    Personnel

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