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OPTSAT 3000

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2017-044A

Description

OPTSAT-3000 was the first passenger to be deployed by Vega. Dropped off in a Sun-synchronous orbit, OPTSAT-3000, an Earth observation satellite for the Italian Ministry of Defense, was built by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) based on inter-governmental Italian-Israeli agreements. It will enable national defense entities to acquire and use high-resolution images from any part of the globe.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2017-08-02
    Launch Vehicle: Vega
    Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

    Disciplines

    • Other
    • Surveillance and Other Military

    Additional Information

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

     

    Personnel

    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
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