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Franco-Belgian satellite programme makes progress

4th January 2021 - 12:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Two out of three CSO satellites are now in orbit.

A second Franco-Belgian Optical Space Component (CSO) military observation satellite was launched on 29 December 2019 from the Guyanese Space Centre, just before Belgian involvement in the predecessor Helios II programme expired on 31 December.

CSO-2 (pictured) features a very high-resolution optical instrument built by Thales Alenia Space.

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