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Pléiades-Neo 1, 2, 3, 4 (VHR-2020 1, 2, 3, 4)

Pléiades-Neo [Airbus DS]

Pléiades-Neo, initally also known as VHR-2020, is a four-satellite very high resolution earth observation satellite constellation by Airbus Defence & Space designed as a follow on to the Pléiades-HR satellites.

The satellites will feature an imager with 30 cm ground resolution, possibly featureing CILAS deformable mirrors. They will use TesatSpacecom laser communication relay terminals to transfer data via the the EDRS network, enabling near-real time access to the images.

The Pléiades-Neo constellation will use an 700 km orbit with two orbital planes to allow intra-day revisit times.

The satellites will be launched in pairs in 2020 and 2021 on two Vega-C rockets.

Nation: France
Type / Application: Earth Observing
Operator: Airbus Defence and Space
Contractors: Airbus Defence and Space
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Deployable solar arrays, batteries
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Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Pléiades-Neo 1 (VHR-2020 1) - 2020 Ko ELV Vega-C with Pléiades-Neo 2
Pléiades-Neo 2 (VHR-2020 2) - 2020 Ko ELV Vega-C with Pléiades-Neo 1
Pléiades-Neo 3 (VHR-2020 3) - 2021 Ko ELV Vega-C with Pléiades-Neo 4
Pléiades-Neo 4 (VHR-2020 4) - 2021 Ko ELV Vega-C with Pléiades-Neo 4 (VHR-2020 4)