written by hanneke weitering, on november 16th, 2021

who: french military
what: launches 3 satellites to polar sun-synchronous orbit
when: written november 16, 2021
how: aboard an arianespace vega rocket
where: guiana space center at kourou, french guiana
why: to locate transmitters used for enemy radar and communications

interesting fact: 1. the 3 satellites will fly in formation to use triangulation to pinpoint exact locations. 2. this method makes possible to gather signals intelligence from areas that surface sensors cannot reach, free from airspace overflight constraints and in all weathers, thus providing an in-depth situational picture to support conception and execution of military operations.

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