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Pléiades-Neo, initally also known as VHR-2020, is a four-satellite very high resolution earth observation satellite constellation by Airbus Defence & Space designed as a follow on to the Pléiades-HR satellites.

The satellites will feature an imager with 30 cm ground resolution, possibly featuring CILAS deformable mirrors. They will use TesatSpacecom laser communication relay terminals to transfer data via the EDRS network, enabling near-real time access to the images.

The Pléiades-Neo constellation will use an 700 km orbit with two orbital planes to allow intra-day revisit times.

Alternate Names

  • Pléiades Neo
  • 49070

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2021-08-17
Launch Vehicle: Vega
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 920 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (France)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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