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AlSAT-1 (2002)

First satellite to take 32m resolution multispectral images at 600km swath width, AlSAT-1 (2002)

AlSAT-1 was Algeria's first national satellite and was designed and constructed by SSTL within a collaborative programme with the Algerian Centre National des Techniques Spatiales (CNTS).
 
AlSAT-1 was part of a wider international collaboration to launch the first constellation of Earth observation satellites specifically designed for disaster monitoring. AlSAT-1, an SSTL-100 platform, carried specially-designed Earth imaging cameras which provided 32-meters resolution imaging in 3 spectral bands (NIR, red, green) with an extremely wide imaging swath of 600 km. 
 
A joint British-Algerian team of SSTL & CNTS engineers successfully completed the manufacture and pre-flight testing of the enhanced microsatellite during a 15-month programme which included know-how training for the 11 Algerian engineers and scientists at SSTL in England.

AISAT-1 being prepared for launch

AISAT-1 thermal vacuum test