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Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite


Designation 39089 / 13009D
Launch date 25 Feb 2013
Country of origin Canada
Mission Astronomy
Perigee/Apogee 785 km sun-synchronous
Inclination 98.6°
Period 100 min
Launch vehicle PSLV #23

Originally planned for launch in 2010.

World's first space telescope designed to detect and track asteroids as well as satellites. The spacecraft will provide a significant improvement in surveillance of asteroids that pose a collision hazard with Earth, and technologies for tracking satellites in orbit.
Has a 0.15m telescope.

External resources

sat-index articles

n2yo.com tracking

Technical data


Prime contractor Dynacon Inc
Platform Multi-Mission Microsatellite Bus
Mass at launch 74 kg
Dry mass  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

NEOSSat is the first follow up mission to the Most spacecraft, a satellite designed to measure the age of stars in our galaxy.

The HEOSS project will demonstrate how a microsatellite could contribute to the Space Surveillance Network (SSN). NEOSSat will offer continuous tracking opportunities and the ability to track satellites in a wide variety of orbit locations.

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