February 7, 2019

CNESMAG 79 - Defence : space in demand

On 22 February 1986, more than 30 years ago, the launch of SPOT 1, the nation’s first Earth-observation satellite conceived and developed by CNES, immediately caught the attention of our armed forces. They subsequently decided to invest in their own space-based observation assets and since 1995, the Helios satellites—recently joined by CSO-1, the first of their successors—are our ‘military eyes’.

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CNESMAG 79 : key figures about defence Credits: CNES

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Did you know that CSO image quality will be unrivalled anywhere in Europe? That orbiting at an altitude of 800km, this military satellite is the first in a constellation of 3 to take overfrome the Helios 2 system?   Read more here...

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