Next Spaceflight

Status

CSO 2

Launch Time
NET Apr 10, 2020
Flight VS-25.

Rocket

Soyuz ST-A/Fregat-M
Arianespace
Status: Active
Liftoff Thrust: 4,150 kN
Payload to GTO: 2,810 kg
Stages: 4
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 46.2 m
Fairing Diameter: 4.11 m
Fairing Height: 11.4 m

Mission Details

CSO 2

The French CSO (Composante Spatiale Optique) high resolution reconnaissance satellites are the optical space component of the MUSIS program that will replace the current Helios 2 military observation satellites. CNES, the French space agency, has notified Astrium that the DGA, the French arms procurement agency, has awarded the company a €795 million contract for two satellites for the CSO program. The first satellite is scheduled to enter orbit in 2018. The contract also includes an option for a third satellite. As prime contractor for the CSO satellites programme, Astrium will provide the agile platform and avionics, and will also be responsible for the integration work, testing and delivery of the satellites to CNES. Thales Alenia Space will provide Astrium with the very-high resolution optical instrument.
Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 3,655 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit

Location

ELS, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France

Stats

2020

31st orbital launch attempt

Arianespace

285th mission