OPSAT 3000 & VENµS

Launch Time
Wed Aug 02, 2017 01:58 UTC

Flight VV10.


Image Credit: Arianespace
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

Mission Details

OPSAT 3000

OPTSAT-3000, whose mission is also referred to as SHALOM (Spaceborne Hyperspectral Applicative Land and Ocean Mission), is a small Italian optical reconnaissance satellite developed by the Israeli company Israel Aerospace Industries.

OPSAT-3000 is a 3-axis stabilized satellite with a mass of 400 kg. It is 4.58 meters long with a diameter of 1.2 meters. Once its solar panels are deployed, its wingspan reaches 4.6 meters. The OPSAT-3000 platform of the satellite derives from the platform of the Israeli reconnaissance satellite Ofeq 3 (OPSAT-1000 platform) improved with the Ofeq 5 to 9 satellites (OPSAT-2000 platform) from which derives the TecSAR platform used by the radar reconnaissance satellites developed by the Israeli industry. The first satellite to use the new platform was Ofeq-11 launched in 2016. The platform is powered by two sets of solar panels deployed in orbit. The payload consists of the Jupiter camera whose optics is a 70 cm diameter telescope that powers two sensors. A panchromatic detector provides images with a spatial resolution of 0.5 meters. The second detector provides multispectral images with a resolution of 2 meters. The swath is 15 kilometers.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 368.0 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit


Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro-Satellite (VENµS) is a near-polar sun-synchronous orbit microsatellite being jointly built by the Israeli Space Agency and CNES.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 265.0 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit


ELV, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



48th orbital launch attempt


252nd mission
8th mission of 2017
244th successful mission
35th consecutive successful mission


10th mission
2nd mission of 2017
10th successful mission