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IGS-Optical 5, 6, 7, 8

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.

Reportedly these satellites are capable of achieving a ground resolution better than 40 centimeters.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Reconnaissance, optical
Operator: CSICE
Contractors: Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO)
Equipment: ?
Configuration: ?
Propulsion: ?
Orbit: 511 km × 515 km,97.50 (#5); 485 km × 499 km, 97.21 (#6)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
IGS-Optical 5 2015-015A 26.03.2015 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202
IGS-Optical 6 2018-021A 27.02.2018 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202
IGS-Optical 7 2020-009A 09.02.2020 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202
IGS-Optical 8 2024-010A 12.01.2024 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202

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