Type: Government/Top Secret
The CSO-1 (Composante Spatiale Optique-1) satellite is the first of three new-generation high-resolution optical imaging satellites for the French military, replacing the Helios 2 spy satellite series.
Kourou, French Guiana
314 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.
Administration: CEO: Stéphane Israël
Launchers: Ariane 5 | Vega
Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world’s first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.