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Vega | Falcon Eye 1

Launch Time
Sat Jul 06, 2019 01:53 UTC
Flight VV-15


Status: Active
Price: $37.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 2,200 kN
Payload to LEO: 1,436 kg
Stages: 4
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 29.9 m
Fairing Diameter: 2.6 m
Fairing Height: 7.88 m


Falcon Eye 1

United Arab Emirates Armed Forces on July 22 2018 contracted with Astrium Satellites and Thales Alenia Space of France to provide Falcon Eye high-resolution optical reconnaissance system. The satellites are based on the upgraded versions of the French Pléiades-HR earth observation satellites. It will feature the HiRI (High-Resolution Imager) imaging system with a ground resolution of 70 cm across a 20 km swath.
Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 1,500 kg
Low Earth Orbit