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  1. First Pléiades satellite to launch 16 December

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    December 7, 2011

    The first of the 2 Pléiades satellites is set to be orbited on 16 December by a Soyuz launcher from the Guiana Space Centre, ushering in a new generation of Earth imagery to add to the existing panoply.

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  2. 1st Pleiades telescope in sight

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    August 1, 2008

    With delivery of the 1st Pleiades telescope set for 31 July, the ORFEO Earth-observation programme is advancing apace. The French-built optical component of this system will supply global imagery at resolutions down to 70 cm. Pleiades will also be a dual-use system serving civil and military applications.

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