Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
U.S. Air Force’s First GPS III Satellite Receives Commands From Next-Generation OCX Ground Control Segment
DENVER – The first advanced GPS III satellite successfully...
Airbus Selected by ESA for Copernicus Data and Information Access Service (DIAS)
Brussels – Airbus has been selected by the European...
Map of the Month: Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index Study, 2017
This year's Anholt-GfK Nation Brands IndexSM study finds that...
Manufacturer’s Edge CEO Tom Bugnitz Receives Cosmic Contributor Award
(Denver, CO) On December 6, Manufacturer’s Edge (ME) CEO...
Esri Business Partner, GEO Jobe, Announces Release of Admin Tools V 1.0.14 in the ArcGIS Marketplace
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - We're pleased to announce an important...

On Aug. 2, 2017, Vega flight VV10 lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to deliver two Earth observation satellites, Optsat-3000 and Venμs, into their planned sun-synchronous orbits. (Credit: ESA)

On Aug. 2, 2017, Arianespace launched a Vega rocket carrying two Earth-observation satellites for Italy, France and Israel. It took 97 minutes to deliver the Optsat-3000 and Venμs satellites into their planned orbits.

Optsat-3000 will provide Italy’s Ministry of Defense with global high-resolution images. With a mass of 368 kilograms, it was the first to be released after about 42 minutes. The 264-kilogram Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro Satellite (Venμs), sponsored by France and Israel, will study vegetation and the environment as well as demonstrate a new electrical propulsion system.

Comments are closed.