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Sapphire Canada


Designation 39088 / 13009C
Launch date 25 Feb 2013
Country of origin Canada
Mission Military
Perigee/Apogee 785 km
Inclination 98.6°
Period 100 min
Launch vehicle PSLV #23

It is Canada's first operational military satellite, and its optical telescope will track other satellites orbiting Earth at higher altitudes (6000-40000 km), including objects in geosynchronous orbit.
Has a 0.15m telescope (visible light).

External resources

sat-index articles

n2yo.com tracking

Technical data


Prime contractor MDA
Platform SSTL-150
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