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IGS-Optical 5, 6

The IGS-Optical 5 (Intelligence Gathering Satellite) is the first of the third generation Japanese optical reconnaissance satellite. The satellites are operated by the Cabinet Satellite Information Center. The satellite serves both Japan's national defense and civil natural disaster monitoring.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Reconnaissance, optical
Contractors: Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO)
Equipment: ?
Configuration: ?
Propulsion: ?
Orbit: 483 km × 495 km, 97.4 (#1a)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
IGS-Optical 5 2015-015A 26.03.2015 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202
IGS-Optical 6 - 2018 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202