Earth Observation Satellite

The MicroDragon microsatellite was created by the Vietnam National Satellite Centre (VNSC).

Name of SatelliteMicroDragon
PurposeEarth Observation
ContractorBuilt by Vietnamese engineers studying in Japan.
Country of ContractorVietnam
Launch Mass (kg.)51
Class of OrbitLEO
Perigee (km)490
Date of Launch18.01.2019
Launch SiteUchinoura Space Center
Launch VehicleEpsilon
COSPAR Number2019-003D
NORAD Number43935

The MicroDragon, a 50kg satellite, has a mass of 50kg and dimensions of 505050cm. To evaluate water quality, navigate marine food resources, and provide insight to Vietnam’s aquaculture farming industry, the satellite surveys and tracks coastal areas.


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