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IGS O 6

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2018-021A

Description

The IGS Optical 6 mission will provide Japan with high-resolution images to support both national security and civil government applications, including disaster monitoring. The third-generation optical satellites are reported to have an imaging resolution of around 40 centimeters (16 inches).

The Optical 6 spacecraft was constructed, like all IGS satellites, by Mitsubishi Electric. Its launch will be undertaken by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, using an H-IIA rocket.

Alternate Names

  • 43223
  • IGS Optical 6
  • IGSO6

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2018-02-27
Launch Vehicle: H-2A
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Japan)

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

 
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