VENμS Environmental Research Satellite

Technology/Engineering

Israel Space Agency – Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, Israel Aerospace Industries, Elbit Systems Electro-optics – Elop, RAFAEL – Advanced Defense Systems, French Space Agency – CNES

This remote sensing satellite uses a multi-spectral camera to research and monitor vegetation, agriculture, irrigation efficiency pollution of lakes and seas. An Israeli-developed electric ion propulsion system is installed, for its first time, in this satellite. The satellite’s launch is scheduled for 2017.