Our Virtual Constellation Satellites

Introducing our multi-resolution virtual constellation of more than 35 satellites.

Get to know our Virtual Constellation.

Our multi-resolution Virtual Constellation of more than 35 satellites gives us unrestricted coverage of the whole of the Earth’s surface. It’s possible thanks to our strategic partners along with our own satellites: Deimos 1 and Deimos 2.

We use our integrated tasking system to optimise the mission planning for all the satellites in our fleet, before quality checking and post processing the data we receive to give you high-quality images, fast.

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Constellation

Our virtual constellation

Deimos 1

Our 22 m resolution satellite is best for country/continent-level coverage.

Landsat 8

This satellite complements our medium resolution constellation.

Sentinel 2

Complementary to our medium resolution constellation.

UK DMC 2

This satellite twins with Deimos 1 to give quick coverage and a high revisit rate.

Gaofen 1 and 6

16m resolution satellites which are good for agriculture applications.

Theia

Archive imagery from the International Space Station sensor with 5 m multispectral imagery.

KazEOSat 2

6.5 m multispectral resolution satellite best for covering medium sized areas.

BKA

This satellite can provide 2.1 m panchromatic and 10.5 m multispectral imagery.

Gaofen 1 and 6

These satellites can provide 16 m, 8 m multispectral and 2 m panchromatic imagery.

Dubaisat 1

Archive imagery with 10 m multispectral and 2.5 m panchromatic resolution.

ZY 3

This satellite can provide 8 m multispectral and 2 m panchromatic imagery.

Deimos 2

Our high-quality, 0.75 m resolution satellite which delivers best-in-class imagery.

TripleSat Constellation

Four identical satellites with 0.8 m resolution which can work in partnership with Deimos 2.

KOMPSAT 3

This 0.5 m resolution satellite can provide valuable high-precision information.

Eros B

A 0.7 m panchromatic satellite perfect for small-area coverage.

Superview Constellation

Four identical native 0.5 m resolution satellites with exceptional revisit capabilities.

KOMPSAT 3A

0.4 m resolution satellite for detailed identification.

IRIS

Archive 1 m full-colour videos of Earth captured from the International Space Station.

TeLEOS 1

Satellite covering equatorial areas with 1 m resolution panchromatic images.

KazEOSat 1

This 1 m resolution satellite could be useful for covering medium- to small-sized areas.

Dubaisat 2

1 m resolution satellite similar to Deimos 2

COSMO-SkyMed constellation

A constellation of four radar satellites with multi-resolution, multi-beam products.

KOMPSAT 5

A radar satellite with different beam modes.

Factfile

Your satellite questions answered.

What's resolution and which resolution do I need?

Resolution describes how much of the Earth’s surface is covered by one pixel of an image. So, for a 22 m resolution image, each pixel represents 22 m2. Different resolutions will suit different applications – take a look at our Imagery page for more information..

What are bands?

Spectral bands are a way of categorising the type of light a satellite’s sensors record. Most use 4-5 bands. Single band or ‘panchromatic’ produces greyscale images, while four multispectral bands (Red, Green, Blue and NIR (near-infrared) together produce colour images.

Which bands do I need?

Because different band combinations have different resolutions, the resolution you need for your application will influence your choice of bands. Please visit our imagery page to find out more about resolution or contact us so we can help you find the best imagery for you.

What's temporal resolution?

After a satellite captures a location, temporal resolution describes the time it takes for another satellite to be in position to re-capture exactly the same area a second time. Temporal resolution depends on the number of satellites and the resolution needed.

What's a swath?

Swath is the width which can be captured by a satellite in a single scene: it varies depending on resolution. MR (medium resolution) scenes have the wides swath and UHR (ultra-high resolution) scenes have the narrowest.


Our Operated Satellites

Deimos 2 satellite

A very-high-resolution, agile and cost-effective satellite that provides 75cm/pixel pan-sharpened imagery with a 12km swath.

*Launch Date: June 19, 2014

*Lifespan: 10 years

*Avg. Revisit Time: 2 days

*Agility: ±45° off nadir

Spectral Bands:
– PAN 560-900nm
– Blue 466-525nm
– Green 532-599nm
– Red 640-697nm
– NIR 770-892nm

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Deimos 1 satellite

Captures 22m-resolution imagery with a very wide 650 km swath. Specifically designed to cover large areas very frequently, it’s ideally suited for applications such as precision agriculture and forestry monitoring.

* Launch date : July 29, 2009

* Avg. revisit time: 3 days

* Agility: Fixed, Nadir-oriented

Spectral bands:
– Green 520-600 nm
– Red 630-690 nm
– NIR 770-900 nm

* A synthetic Blue band can be generated to produce natural color imagery

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