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IGS-Optical 5V

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

Reportedly, the satellite has a ground resolution of 40 cm and a design life of 2 years.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Reconnaissance, optical
Operator: CSICE
Contractors: Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO)
Equipment: ?
Configuration: ?
Propulsion: ?
Lifetime: 2 years
Orbit: 511 km × 523 km, 97.50
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
IGS-Optical 5V 2013-002B 27.01.2013 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with IGS-Radar 4

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