High performance levels confirmed
The interim in-orbit assessment of Pléiades 1B, focusing principally on orbit acquisition and satellite performance, was successfully concluded on Thursday 10 January.
Pléiades 1B had reached its nominal orbit two days earlier and is now phased at180 degrees with respect to Pléiades 1A. The final in-orbit acceptance review is expected in the course of February.
Pléiades 1B’s localisation performance is in line with the specifications, as are all other technical parameters.
All in all, excellent news for a satellite scheduled to enter commercial service before the end of February.