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Satellite Programme: Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro-Satellite
Single-satellite experimental programme, for land observation.
Joint French-Israelian programme: CNES responsible of development and operation of the instrument, ISA of platform, launcher and system operations.
The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design life time is 5 years.
The satellite exploits a 720-km orbit for 2.5 years for the scientific mission, followed by 6 months of orbit transfer to test a technological mission (on propulsion); and 1-year of scientific + technological mission at 410-km.
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Data are stored onboard and downlinked to the Kiruna station.
Processing is performed at the CNES Scientific Mission Image Ground Segment (SMIGS), in Toulouse.
Data of the technological mission are analysed in Israel.
2017 - 2021
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned
Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro-Satellite
(2017 - 2021)