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VHR-2020 1, 2, 3, 4

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 the EDRS network for laser data relay, enabling near-real time access to the images.

The VHR-2020 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
Power: Deployable solar arrays, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
VHR-2020 1 - 2020 Ko ELV Vega-C with VHR-2020 2
VHR-2020 2 - 2020 Ko ELV Vega-C with VHR-2020 1
VHR-2020 3 - 2021 Ko ELV Vega-C with VHR-2020 4
VHR-2020 4 - 2021 Ko ELV Vega-C with VHR-2020 3