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PLATiNO 1 is an experimental X-band SAR earth observation satellite project by the Italian Space Agency ASI.

PLATiNO-1 mission validates the PLATiNO platform embarking a Micro-SAR payload from Thales Alenia Space Italia. The mission envisages a first phase at 619 km operating in passive mode and a second phase at 410 km operating in active mode: the orbit transfer is performed making use of SITAEL HT100 Electric Thruster and validates the platform orbit maneuvering capabilities.

The satellite was booked for a shared Vega launch in 2022.

Nation: Italy
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: ASI
Contractors: SITAEL S.p.A. (bus); Thales Alenia Space (payload)
Equipment: X-band SAR
Configuration: PLATiNO bus
Propulsion: HT100 Hall Effect Thruster
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PLATiNO 1 - 2023 Ko ELV Vega with ?


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