Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: Sistema Satelital para Observacion de la Tierra
Parent System: SSOT
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
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Description: The Sistema Satelital para Observacion de la Tierra (SSOT) is an high resolution, space-based Earth Observation System ordered by the Chilean Ministry of Defense (MoD). The Chilean MoD and EADS Astrium signed a contract covering development of the system on August 7, 2008. The one one spacecraft is planned for launch in early 2010. In addition to the spacecraft, the SSOT also includes a ground control segment and image processing facilities to be located in Chile.
The SSOT is equipped with a latest-generation payload capable of supplying images with a resolution of 1.45 meters in panchromatic mode and 5.8 meters in each of four color bands in multispectral mode. It is intended to serve both military and civil customers using high quality images for applications such as cartography; agricultural management; forestry; water, mineral and oil resources; crop protection; natural disaster response; and urban planning.
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