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LUXEOSys (Luxembourg Earth Observation System), formerly known as NAOS (National Advanced Optical System), is Luxembourg's military recon satellite to provide high resolution images to national and international organizations such as NATO.

Designed for governmental and military purposes, the high-resolution reconnaissance satellite will provide global coverage, being able to capture more than one hundred images per day. By collecting the satellite’s data, Luxembourg intends to participate more actively in the Europe and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) defense efforts.

The 600 kg satellite will be built by OHB Italia. LUXEOSat features an imager with a ground reolution of 50 cm. It will have a operational life time of 7 years.

The satellite will be operated by LUXEOPs, a formal Luxembourg Temporary Partnership founded by RHEA System Luxembourg S.A., LUXSPACE sŕrl (Luxembourg), OHB Digital Connect GmbH (Germany) and RHEA System S.A. (Belgium), for the Luxembourg government.

LUXEOSys will be launched in 2022 on an Arianespace Vega or Vega-C rocket into a 500 km sun-synchronous orbit.

Nation: Luxembourg
Type / Application: Reconnaissance, optical
Operator: LUXEOps
Contractors: OHB Italia
Equipment: Imager (0.5 m resolution)
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 7 years
Mass: 645 kg
Orbit: 450 km SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
LUXEOSys (ex NAOS) - 2023 Ko ELV Vega or Vega-C

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