On 2 August 2017, the carrier rocket «VEGA» has put into orbit two satellites, produced by the Israeli defense concern «Aviation industry» (IAI, TAA). The launch will take place at the spaceport in French Guiana.
Scientific satellite of Venus was created by TAA in cooperation with companies «a’s» and «Raphael» by order of the space agencies of Israel and France.
The satellite weighing 265 pounds created for two tasks. The first 2.5 years the satellite will take heliosynchronous orbit at which, passing every two days on the same place, will photograph the surface of the earth at one and the same sunlight. The operation of the satellite during this period is designed to study ecological systems, vegetation, pollution of water bodies.
In the second phase the main task of the satellite will be the test developed in Israel electric ion engine, Hall effect.
Will also be launched satellite OPTSAT-3000, created by Israeli concern for the Ministry of defense of Italy.