Most of these satellites from France are launched for military use (58.8%) and for the purpose of earth observation (64.7%).Majority of these satellites are LEO satellites, with around 13 (76.5%) launched so far.
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Apogee, Perigee & Period
Designed for earth observation (Optical Imaging), Pleiades Neo 3 is a commercial satellite operated by Airbus Defense and Space (France).
A sun-synchronous LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Vega as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 29 April 2021. Pleiades Neo 3 was constructed by Airbus Defense and Space (France).
With a launch mass of 920kg, Pleiades Neo 3 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 10 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2021-034A and NORAD ID 48268.
With an orbital eccentricity of 2.14E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 623km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 626km. It takes 97 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.
Compare Pleiades Neo 3 with Starlink-2216 from USA.
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