Satellite ELISA-W23 (ELectronic Intelligence by SAtellite) of DGA (Arms Procurement Agency)/Centre National d´Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names ELISA-W23 (ELectronic Intelligence by SAtellite)
Country of Operator/Owner France
Operator/Owner DGA (Arms Procurement Agency)/Centre National d´Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Users Military
Purpose Electronic Intelligence/Technology Development
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Polar
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 677
Apogee (km) 692
Eccentricity 0.00106315118009781
Inclination (degrees) 98.21
Period (minutes) 98.45
Launch Mass (kg.) 120
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 17-12-2011
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Astrium/Thales Alenia Space
Country of Contractor France
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Soyuz 2/Fregat
COSPAR Number 2011-076A
NORAD Number 38007
Comments In-orbit elint demonstration project. Will identify ground-based radars and other telecommunications sources; to be replaced by operational ELINT system by end of decade.


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