Ingenio (satellite)

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Mission type Optical imaging
Disaster monitoring
Operator Airbus Defence and Space
Mission duration Seven years[1]
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer Astrium
Launch mass 830 kg
Dry mass 750 kg
Power 580 W
Start of mission
Launch date ≥2015[2]
Orbital parameters
Reference system Polar
Regime Sun-synchronous
Apogee 668 km

Ingenio (or SEOSat/Ingenio) is a Spanish project to produce a satellite capable of providing wide-field imagery (230 60km x 60km frames a day) at 2.5m panchromatic resolution and 10m colour resolution, from the classic 'spy satellite' sun-synchronous polar orbit; it is Spain's first optical imaging satellite. The satellite is part of the Spanish Earth Observation Satellite program.[3]

The prime contractor is Astrium [4]and some parts of the satellite are being built by Thales [5]

It's projected to launch in 2015.[6]

On board instruments feature a Multispectral imager, a Panchromatic Imager and a Ultraviolet and Visible Atmospheric Sounder.[7]


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