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AlSat 2B

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2016-059E

Description

ALSAT-2 is equipped with NAOMI (New AstroSat Optical Modular Instrument), a latest-generation payload capable of supplying images with a resolution of 2.5 meters in panchromatic mode and 10 meters in each of 4 colour bands in multispectral mode. It draws on EADS Astrium's extensive experience in Earth observation, most particularly with respect to the silicon carbide telescopes which are being integrated onto a Myriade class satellite platform which was designed in cooperation with CNES, the French Space agency.

The CNTS, affiliated with the Algerian Space Agency (ASAL), will be responsible for managing the ALSAT-2 programme and operating the satellite system.

The system will enable Algeria to obtain very high quality images for use in a wide variety of applications: cartography, management of agriculture, forestry, water, mineral and oil resources, crop protection, management of natural disasters and land planning.

Alternate Names

  • 41787
  • AlSat2B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2016-09-26
Launch Vehicle: PSLV
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India
Mass: 110 kg

Funding Agency

  • Algerian Space Agency (Algeria)

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

 
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