C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Chile set to order new observation satellite

16 November 2017

The Chilean government is set to order a new space device for its Earth Observation Satellite System, which is known locally as SSOT, senior military sources in Santiago told Jane’s .

The new satellite, which will be named FASAT-Delta, will replace the current FASAT-Charlie, which was ordered in 2008 from EADS Astrium (now Airbus Space) and has been in orbit since December 2011.

A government committee made up of representatives from the civilian and military organisations that will use the images and data generated by the spacecraft has been working since 2014 to co-ordinate and balance requirements.

During that time the Chilean Air Force has held talks with potential providers to gather information and assess potential solutions.

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