DEIMOS-1

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Overview & HistoryDEIMOS-1 SpecificationsPricing

DEIMOS-1 was sent into space on July 29, 2009 propelled by a Russian-Ukrainian built Dnepr rocket from the Baikonur Launch Complex, Kazakhstan. This medium resolution satellite features 22-meter (m) resolution with 3 multispectral bands (i.e. green, red and near-infrared/NIR). DEIMOS-1 circles the globe at a maximum orbital height of 680 kilometers (km) collecting more than 5 million sq km of imagery per day with a footprint up to 625 km wide.

Since its launch, DEIMOS-1 has amassed a huge archive covering billions of square kilometers. Imaging the entire United States in just two weeks, DEIMOS-1 is considered by many to be a replacement for the failing but widely-utilized satellite, Landsat 7.

Launch Details
  • Launch Date: July 29,2009 18:46 UTC
  • Vehicle: Dnepr rocket
  • Site: Baikonur Launch Complex, Kazakhstan
  • Expected Mission Life: at least 5 years, greater than 7 years is expected
DEIMOS-1 Components
  • Dimensions: 63.2 cm x 63.2 cm x 108.5 cm, 110 kg (microsatellite)
  • Solar Array: 4 Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) panels, 15 Amp-hour lithium-ion battery
  • Control Systems:
    • Platform – SSTL-100 or MicroSat-100 family, built by Surrey Satellite Technologies Limited, a second generation DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation) satellite
    • 3-axis momentum biased attitude control
    • Actuators: 3 magnetorquers, 3 reaction wheels (MicroWheel-10SP-S)
    • Altitude determination: 4 dual-axis sun sensors, dual-vector magnetometers
  • Onboard Storage Capacity: 8 GBytes solid state data recorders
  • Ground Communication Systems:
    • Imagery downlink – up to 80 Mbit/s, X-band
    • TT&C transmission – 9.6 kbit/s uplink, 38.4 kbit/s downlink, S-band
  • Focal Plane:
    • Pushbroom upgraded Surrey Linear Imager Multispectral 6 (SLIM6) sensor
    • 2 banks with 3 cameras mounted in double-barrel cross-track configuration
    • 2 linear array CCD sensors – 14,400 pixels per array, 5 µm/pixel
  • Optical Sensor Assembly: 155.9-mm focal length
Orbit Characteristics
  • Altitude: 642 – 680 km
  • Period: 97.93 minutes
  • Inclination: ~98.13°
  • Direction: sun-synchronous near-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: 2 – 3 days (varies with latitude)
Imaging System
  • Spectral Bands: 3-band multispectral (green, red and NIR)
  • Sensor Resolution: 22-m
  • Spectral Band Wavelength Range: (in nm)
    • Green – 520 to 620
    • Red – 630 to 690
    • NIR – 760 to 900
  • Dynamic Range: 8-bits or 10-bits
Collection Capabilities
  • Footprint Width: up to 625 km
  • Maximum Collection Geometry:
    • Strip length, 8-bit mode – 1,800 km
    • Strip length, 10-bit mode – 1,450 km
    • Only collects at nadir imagery
  • Daily Collection Capacity: > 5,0000,000 sq km
  • Georeferenced Horizontal Accuracy: < 1 pixel, ~10 RMSE (global average, dependent on terrain, USDA testing)

Below is the least expensive DEIMOS-1 data offered. Prices increase for new collections and data processing. Note that volume discounts are available.

  • Data Source: archive (greater than 90 days old)
  • Minimum Order Size: 6,000 sq km (per area & date)
  • Product Type: 1:50,000 ortho + 3-band multispectral
  • Price Per Sq Km: $0.07 (more detailed pricing can be found here)

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