LAUNCH CENTER

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Wed Aug 02 2017
Arianespace

OptSat 3000 & VENµS (VENUS)

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LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

August 1, 2017 at 9:58 PM EDT

(August 2, 2017 at 1:58 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

August 1, 2017 at 9:58 PM EDT

(August 2, 2017 at 1:58 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

August 1, 2017 at 9:58 PM EDT

(August 2, 2017 at 1:58 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Earth Science
    • OptSat 3000 is an Earth imaging satellite built by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Italian military. It will be placed in a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 600km. It will have a mission life of more than six years. Launched along with it is VENµS, Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro-Satellite. This is a near polar sun-synchronous orbit microsatellite jointly built by the Israeli Space Agency and CNES. Besides the scientific mission of terrestrial environment monitoring, the satellite is also tasked with verification and validation of the Hall Effect thruster in space.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kourou, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 1