48 hours after launch
Airbus Defence and Space delivers first VNREDSat-1 images just 48 hours after launch
Airbus Defence and Space is prime contractor for VNREDSat-1 (Vietnam Natural Resources, Environment, Disaster Satellite), the first Vietnamese Earth observation satellite.
The Airbus Defence and Space-built VNREDSat-1 was launched on 7 May from Kourou.
The pictures show Hanoi’s Red River (Vietnam) and the city of Melbourne (Australia) at a resolution of 2.5 metres.
Red River, Hanoi (Vietnam)
Having reached its operational orbit, the satellite has now entered its in-orbit test phase. Official delivery to the customer, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technologies (VAST), will take place at the end of this phase.
With VNREDSat-1, Airbus Defence and Space consolidates its position as the world’s leading exporter of Earth observation satellites