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Helios 2A

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2004-049A

Description

Helios 2A is a French, military, photo-reconnaissance satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5G rocket from Kourou at 16:26 UT on 18 December 2004. It is the first of such satellites to provide the European Union an independent military intelligence capability. The 4.2 tonne satellite carries imagers in the visible and infrared bands.

Alternate Names

  • 28492

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2004-12-18
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5G
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (France)

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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