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ArmSat-1 first Armenian satellite launched into orbit

On May 25, 2022, at 22:35 Yerevan time, A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched Transporter-5, SpaceX’s fifth dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission with 59 small spacecraft, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, including ArmSat-1 Armenian Earth observation satellite.

ArmSat-1 launching was operated in cooperation between the Armenian state-owned Geocosmos CJSC and the Spanish company Santantis.

ArmSat-1 SpaceX Falcon 9, Transporter-5 liftoff

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Transporter-5

Armsat is a series of earth observation 16U CubeSats by the Spanish company Satlantis Microsats.

The satellite features Satlatis’ iSIM-90 imager, which has previously flown on the CASPR experiment onboard the STP-H7 palette attached to the ISS. The imager has 1.8 m ground resolution and a 14.3 km swath width. It operates in 4 spectral bands (RGB, NIR).

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