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CSO 1

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2018-106A

Description

CSO 1 is the first of three satellites that will form the Composante Spatiale Optique (CSO), or Optical Space Component. These spacecraft will serve the French military, replacing the earlier Helios reconnaissance satellites. To develop the constellation, France’s Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA – Directorate General of Armaments) has entered into a partnership with the national space agency, CNES.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2018-12-19
    Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1a/Fregat
    Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
    Mass: 3655 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)

    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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