NAOS

NAOS

Vega C TBD - 2024 08:00PM

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National Advanced Optical System (NAOS) is military reconnaissance satellite.The high-resolution reconnaissance satellite, intended for both military and governmental use, will cover the entire world and have the capacity to take more than 100 pictures every day. Luxembourg hopes to become more involved in the defense activities of both Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) by gathering data from the satellite.OHB Italia will build the 800 kilogram satellite. It will operate for a period of seven years.

Last updated: May 10, 2024

Launch Information

Launch Information

Launch Vehicle Details

Mission NameNAOS
Launch SiteELS, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Launch VehicleVega C
AgencyArianespace
Launch DateTBD - 2024
The NAOS (National Advanced Optical System) observation satellite, equipped with a very high-resolution camera, will be placed at around 450km in a low polar orbit and will orbit the Earth 15 times a day, taking images of the whole Earth. The launch is scheduled between October 2024 and January 2025.

Launch Vehicle - Vega C

Height35 meters
Diameter3.4 meters
Mass210 tons
Payload To SSO2.2 tons
Payload To LEO3.3 tons
Payload To PO2.3 tons
Altitude Of Apogee5700 Km
Altitude Of Perigee250 Km
Thrust At Lift Off180 tons