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In-orbit assessment of Pléiades 1B

High performance levels confirmed

The interim in-orbit assessment of Pléiades 1B, focusing principally on orbit acquisition and satellite performance, was successfully concluded on Thursday 10 January.

Pléiades 1B had reached its nominal orbit two days earlier and is now phased at180 degrees with respect to Pléiades 1A. The final in-orbit acceptance review is expected in the course of February.

Pléiades 1B’s localisation performance is in line with the specifications, as are all other technical parameters.

All in all, excellent news for a satellite scheduled to enter commercial service before the end of February.

 

Pléiades Satellite Image - Millau Viaduct, France

 


Pléiades Satellite Image - Millau Viaduct, France

The bridge’s road deck stands 270 metres high and spans 2,470 metres, making it the world’s highest and longest cable-stayed bridge.
Supplying geographic information for preliminary studies on major construction projects.


Pléiades Satellite Image - Rayyis Bay, Saudi Arabia


Pléiades Satellite Image - Rayyis Bay, Saudi Arabia

The Red Sea paints the dunes of the west coast of the Arabian Peninsula blue.
Surveying shorelines, measuring coastal erosion and mitigating risks.

 

Pléiades Satellite Image - Granada, Spain


Pléiades Satellite Image - Granada, Spain

 



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