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Arianespace Inks Agreement to Launch Peru’s First Satellite

By Juliet Van Wagenen | March 26, 2015
      Ceremony signature in Paris

      Ceremony signature in Paris. Photo: Airbus Defence and Space

      [Via Satellite 03-26-2015] Arianespace has signed a launch service contract with Airbus Defense & Space to launch the PeruSat 1 satellite for the government of Peru.

      Built by Airbus Defence & Space in Toulouse, France, PeruSat 1 is a high-resolution Earth Observation (EO) satellite. The first satellite of this type to be operated by Peru, it will be placed in Sun-synchronous orbit using a Vega launch vehicle. The satellite will weigh about 450 kg at launch, which is scheduled for 2016 from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana.