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Pleiades 1

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2011-076F

Description

Pleiades 1, a French Earth observation satellite was launched from Kourou on 17 December 2011 at 02:03 UT. The craft weighed 970 kg and was launched by a Soyuz rocket. Pleiades 1 is a multi-role observation craft. It will collect high-resolution (features as small as 0.5 m) optical imagery for military and civilian users. When operational, it will collect up to 450 images each day, including tri-stereo imagery and mosaics. Pleiades 1 will be in its final orbit about 10 days after launch. It is designed for a five-year mission.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2011-12-17
    Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
    Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
    Mass: 970 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales 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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