Ofeq 11 [IAI]
OpSat probably similar
In June 2012 the Italian Defense Ministry announced a contract to buy the OpSat high-resolution optical reconnaissance satellite from Israel as part of an offset package agreed to in exchange for the Israeli Defense Ministryís purchase of Italian trainer aircraft. The mission is also called SHALOM (Spaceborne Hyperspectral Applicative Land and Ocean Mission).
OpSat is regarded as a gap-filler until the Italian-made optical reconnaissance satellite OpSIS for Italian defense authorities becomes operational.
The 300 kg satellite to be purchased by Italy as part of the contractís offset package would have a ground sampling distance sharper than 1 meter. Its performance could approach that of Israelís Ofeq 9 optical reconnaissance satellite, which was launched in 2009.
The satellite would use the IMPS-2 platform built by Israel Aerospace Industries.
|Type / Application:||Reconnaissance, optical|
|Operator:||Italian Defense Ministry|
|Power:||2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|OpSat (SHALOM)||-||2017||Ko ELV||Vega||with VENµS, SAMSON 1, SAMSON 2, SAMSON 3|