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VLEO Satellites – a New Earth Observation Space Systems Commercial and Business Model

VLEO Satellites – a New Earth Observation Space Systems Commercial and Business Model

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Low earth orbits are defined as orbits with altitude below 2000km, these orbits provide superior advantages for earth observations missions. The distinction between VLEO and LEO is the altitude of the former is below 500km. VLEO missions possess great advantages such as, in maritime surveillance, illegal immigration and piracy this is due to the fact that the imagery capabilities are enhanced significantly and identification of small objects in the order of 1 meter is feasible, in addition to higher frequency of intraday location inspection visits. These are some of the great benefits for home land security and national security of any country.

Inspec keywords: surveillance; national security; inspection; remote sensing; artificial satellites

Other keywords: size 2000.0 km; business model; superior advantages; piracy; earth observations missions; size 500.0 km; size 1.0 inch; illegal immigration; low earth orbits; VLEO satellites-a new earth observation space systems commercial; VLEO missions

Subjects: Aerospace industry; Radar equipment, systems and applications; Satellite communication systems; Inspection and quality control; Optical, image and video signal processing; Instrumentation and techniques for geophysical, hydrospheric and lower atmosphere research; Geophysical techniques and equipment

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