Israeli defense concerns «Aviation industry» (TAA, IAI), «a’s» and «Rafael» was completed the work on creation of a scientific satellite of Venus, ordered by the Israeli and French space agencies.
After the official ceremony in Yehuda, the satellite will be transferred to the Israeli space Agency and the Ministry of science and technology, then go across the ocean, French Guiana for launch into space in the summer of 2017, reports the Jerusalem Post.
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.