ISI Imagesat, an Israeli company defined as the world leader in space-based intelligence solutions, has won a US $ 120 million contract to become a strategic partner in the new Chilean National Satellite System (SNSAT). This agreement gives the country access to a constellation of ISI Imagesat satellites.
In particular, the SNSAT, which is part of the Chilean national space system, has under its axes the replacement of FASat Charlie with a constellation of three satellites of greater capacity – two of them made in Israel, the first of which could be launched in late 2021 or early 2022 and a third armed in Chile – access to the ISI Imagesat constellation and the local production of seven microsatellites.
The news was released this Sunday after El Mercurio newspaper indicated that the link is in the formulation phase and is expected to be signed in the first quarter of 2021 with a validity of five years.
In statements to the same medium, Defense Minister Mario Desbordes confirmed this information, adding that access to the award-winning company’s satellite constellation will be available from the signing of the contract.
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