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The OPTSAT-3000 Earth observation satellite of the Italian Defence has been successfully launched (2)
Rome, Italy - The whole satellite system is supplied by Leonardo through Telespazio, a jv with Thales
The Italian Ministry of Defence’s OPTSAT-3000 satellite has been successfully launched at 1:58 UTC. The launch has been performed by Arianespace from the Kourou European spaceport in the French Guyana, with a VEGA European launcher, produced by AVIO. The satellite separated from the upper stage of the launcher 42 minutes after the launch, and the first telemetry signal has been acquired approximately 5...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency