Venus and the satellites OPTSAT-3000 production of the Israeli defense concern «Aviation industry» (TAA, IAI), launched in the night of Wednesday, August 2, from Kourou in French Guiana, successfully entered into orbit and began to send information.
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.
Observation satellite OPTSAT-3000 weighing 368 kg was established by the Israeli concern for the Ministry of defense of Italy. The satellite is more maneuverability and small satellites such weight.