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NEOSSat

(Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite, NEOS, Near Earth Space Surveillance)
(small spacecraft tracking NEOs)

NEOSSat (for Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite, earlier, NEOS for Near Earth Space Surveillance, which is now considered one of its missions), is a small (15 cm aperture) space telescope modeled after MOST, but aiming to find and track near-Earth objects along with a second mission to survey Earth satellites for security purposes, termed HEOSS (High Earth Orbit Space Surveillance). NEOSSat was launched in 2013 and was still in operation as of 1/2019.


(telescope,spacecraft,CSA)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near_Earth_Object_Surveillance_Satellite
https://earth.esa.int/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/n/neossat
https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/neossat.htm
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007LPI....38.2372H/abstract

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