Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) EROS-C3 satellite was launched 30 December, 2022, using a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch-vehicle, from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, USA.
IAI says the EROS-C3 is one of the most advanced observation satellites in the world, with technologies using multi-spectral camera which enable very high-resolution images the company says. After launch, the satellite entered its planned orbit around the Earth and began transmitting data to the ground station. Engineers at IAI have begun a series of preplanned calibrations and tests to validate the satellite’s performance, and complete the preplan test prior to full operation soon.
“Today’s launch of the EROS-C3 satellite is a further expression of the advanced technological capabilities of Israel Aerospace Industries, the space house of the State of Israel,” said Boaz Levy, IAI president and CEO. “After much work on the satellite, during which time the best brains of the men and women of IAI worked on its development and production, the satellite has begun transmitting data to the ground station. Israel Aerospace Industries cooperates with government bodies, academic institutions, NGOs, and investors from both Israel and abroad, to advance technological achievements, scientific research, and the development of future space technologies.”