EROS A

EROS A offers 2-meter resolution panchromatic data going back to 2000.

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EROS A Satellite Imagery Samples


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The EROS A Advantage

Reasonable Pricing

EROS A data is priced below other 2 to 5-meter resolution satellite imagery for archive orders.

Rush Tasking

When EROS A was still active, new collections that were placed at rush priority, had the first attempt is guaranteed within 5 days of order activation.

Global Coverage

EROS A was on a walking orbit so that it could collect 2-meter resolution satellite imagery over any location on the planet when still active.


Overview & HistoryEROS A SpecificationsPricing

Launched on December 5, 2000 by ImageSat International from Svobodny Launch Complex, Russia, EROS A was a medium-resolution panchromatic satellite. The 520-km orbital height of EROS A varied slightly over time giving it an average resolution of 2-meters. The EROS A archive goes back farther than most satellites; and with crisp data, it is an excellent choice for site mapping.

As of May 2016, EROS A is no longer collecting new images.


Launch Details

  • Launch Date: December 5, 2000, 12:32 UTC
  • Vehicle: Start-1
  • Site: Svobodny Launch Complex, Russia
  • Last Image Date: May 2016


EROS A Components

  • Dimensions: 2.3-m (height) x 1.2-m (diameter), 250 kg at launch
  • Control Systems:
    • 3-axis stabilized
    • Actuators: four reaction wheels
    • Altitude determination: horizon sensors, sun sensors, gyros and magnetometer
  • Ground Communication Systems:
    • Imagery downlink – 70 Mbit/s, X-band
    • Maintenance & metadata downlink – 2.5 or 15 kbit/s, S-band
    • Tasking & commands uplink – 2.5 or 15 kbit/s, S-band
  • Focal Plane: CCD asynchronous pushbroom scanner, 7,490 pixels per line, 2 line arrays
  • Optical Sensor Assembly: 3.45-m focal length, 30-cm aperture


Orbit Characteristics

  • Altitude: ~520 km
  • Period: 95 minutes
  • Speed:
    • In orbit – 7.6 km per second
    • Over ground – 7.0 km per second
  • Inclination: 97.4°
  • Direction: sun-synchronous circular, north to south (across the lit side of Earth)
  • Equatorial Crossing Time: 10:30 AM local time (approximate; across lit side of Earth)
  • Revisit Frequency: (at 45° lat)
    • 3 days (30° off-nadir)
    • 6 days (15° off-nadir)


Imaging System

  • Spectral Band: panchromatic
  • Sensor Resolution: 2.0-m (at nadir, from 520 km)
  • Spectral Band Wavelength Range: (in nm)
    • Panchromatic – 500 to 900
  • Sunlight Conditions: 10° above horizon
  • Dynamic Range: 11-bits
  • Footprint Width: 14 km (at nadir, from 520 km)


Below is the least expensive EROS A data offered. Prices increase for data processing. Note that academic and volume discounts are available.

For an exact quote, please contact our Sales Team at sales@apollomapping.com.