ISRAEL'S ElectrOptics (El-Op) and OHB of Germany have completed a $120,000 feasibility study for a commercial, multi-spectral imaging remote-sensing satellite, David, primarily intended for ecological monitoring.

The study "-indicates that the project has excellent chances for success", say the companies, which have "-decided to mobilise the funds required."

The 180kg satellite, built with OHB, could be launched in 1999, carrying El-Op cameras with 12 colour-imaging channels providing high-resolution images.

Source: Flight International