The DEIMOS Earth Observation system
, owned and operated by Deimos Imaging
, is currently composed of the mid-resolution
, launched in 2009, and the very-high resolution DEIMOS-2
, launched in June 2014.
DEIMOS-1 provides 22m/pixel multispectral imagery with a very wide (650-km) swath
, assuring very-high-frequency revisit on large areas, especially tailored for agriculture, forestry and monitoring applications in mind.
is an agile satellite designed for cost-effective, dependable very-high-resolution
EO applications. Providing 75-cm pan-sharpened images
, it is the highest-resolution fully private satellite in Europe
, and one of the very few privately owned submetric satellites in the world.
All satellites are operated 24/7 by Deimos Imaging
, with a global network of five ground stations which assures at least a contact every orbit with all satellites, and therefore the capacity of commanding and downloading data every 90 minutes.
launch: July 2009
lifetime: 10 years
altitude: 650 Km
weight: 100 Kg
size: 60x60x60 cm
comms: bands S/X
resolution: 22 m
swath: 650 km
made by: SSTL Ltd.
launcher: Dnepr – Baikonur
launch: June 2014
lifetime: 10 years
altitude: 620 Km
weight: 300 Kg
size: 200x200x300 cm
comms: bands S/X
resolution: 75 cm
swath: 12/24 km
made by: Deimos Imaging
launcher: Dnepr – Yasni
designed for agriculture monitoring
The DEIMOS-1, owned and operated by Deimos Imaging, is the first Spanish Earth Observation Satellite. With a mass of 100 kg, it was launched in 2009, and provides 22m, 3-band imagery with a very wide (650-km) swath. It has been specifically designed to assure very-high-frequency revisit on large areas (every 3 days on average for any mid-latitude region), with precision agriculture and forestry monitoring applications in mind. DEIMOS-1 is member of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC), and it is nowadays one of the leading sources of high-resolution data worldwide.
DEIMOS-1 is a 100-kg satellite based on the SSTL-100 family. Launched in 2009, it has an estimated lifetime of 10 years. It is operated 24/7, with a network of two ground stations (Spain and Norway) which assures a contact every orbit and the capacity of commanding the satellite and downloading data every 90 minutes. If needed, data can be routinely delivered, orthorectified, within a few hours from acquisition.
The DEIMOS-1 has a uniquely wide swath of 650 km, which allows covering very large areas in a very short time (it can cover Spain in just two days). In cooperation with its twin Airbus’ DMC2, it is capable of imaging any area of the Earth every two days. This high-frequency monitoring at this resolution is unique in the world, and enables innovative precision agriculture and monitoring applications.
The DEIMOS-1 provides 22m multispectral images, with subpixel geolocation accuracy. Its 3 channels (red, green, NIR) have been designed to be compatible with the same channels of the Landsat series, allowing full compatibility. Its data are currently used by public and private customers worldwide, including the USDA, the European Space Agency and the EC Joint Research Center.
affordable very-high resolution
The DEIMOS-2, owned and operated by Deimos Imaging, is an agile satellite for cost-effective, dependable very-high-resolution EO applications. It provides 75-cm pan-sharpened images with a 12-km swath from its orbital altitude of 620 km. The DEIMOS-2 is operated 24/7, with a network of four ground stations which assures a contact every orbit, and therefore the capacity of commanding the satellite and downloading data every 90 minutes. Launched in June 2014, it entered Initial Operational Capability in November 2014 and Full Operational Capability in May 2015.
The DEIMOS-2 provides 75-cm pan-sharpened imagery and 3-m multi-spectral images. Its multi-spectral capability includes 4 channels (red, green, blue, NIR), plus the panchromatic band. It is the highest-resolution fully private satellite in Europe, and one of the very few privately-owned submetric satellites in the world.
The DEIMOS-2 satellite has been developed by Elecnor Deimos in collaboration with Satrec-I (Korea). The 300-kg satellite has been integrated in the 420 m2 clean room of Elecnor Deimos Satellite Systems premises in Puertollano (Spain). It has a lifetime of at least 7 years, and its mission has been designed to last more than 10.
The DEIMOS-2 has a swath of 12 km, and it is be able to acquire imagery in strip mode (up to 1500 km long), or in spot mode, shifting between various targets. In addition, it has a wide-area acquisition mode, which can acquire in a single pass a 24-km wide strip, up to 200 km long. It is also capable of same-pass stereo imaging.