OVS-3 offers color 90-cm imagery and 120-second video.

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The OVS-3 Advantage

120-Second High Definition Color Video
OVS-3 is one of the few satellites collecting high-resolution video at 90-cm resolution and 25 frames per second.

Wide Imaging Swath
OVS-3 collects a 22-kilometer wide imagery swath, making it an ideal solution for large-scale change detection projects.

Overview & HistoryOVS-3 SpecificationsPricing
Orbita Video Satellite-3 (more widely known as OVS-3) launched into space on September 9, 2019 onboard a Chang Zheng-11 rocket from JiuQuan Satellite Launch Center. The satellite follows its predecessors, OVS-1 and OVS-2, launched earlier in 2017 and 2018 as part of the Zhuhai No. 1 Constellation operated by Orbita Aerospace. OVS-3 is their only high-resolution satellite available for commercial sale.

OVS-3 set itself apart from other high-resolution satellites with its color video collection capability at 25 frames per second (fps). With 90-cm resolution and natural color (blue, green and red) bands, OVS-3 is ideal for large-scale projects where higher-resolution pricing is a major barrier. Near one-meter imagery is a long-neglected gap in satellite imagery offerings as it provides affordable solutions for change detection, mapping and monitoring projects.

Launch Details
  • Launch Date: September 9, 2019
  • Vehicle: Chang Zheng-11 (CZ-11)
  • Site: JiuQuan Satellite Launch Center, Inner Mongolia, China
  • Expected Mission Life: 5 years
OVS-3 Components
  • Dimensions: 984 mm × 628 mm × 1090 mm; 90 kg
  • Control Systems: 3-axis stabilized
  • Onboard Storage Capacity: 256 gigabytes (GB)
  • Ground Communication Systems: X-band, S-band
  • Focal Plane: 5 CMOS circuits as a bayer filter mosaic, 5,056 x 2,968 pixels (height x vertical)
Orbit Characteristics
  • Altitude: 500 km
  • Period: 95.7 minutes
  • Inclination: 98°
  • Direction: sun-synchronous circular, north to south (across the lit side of Earth)
  • Equatorial Crossing Time: 11:30 AM local time (approximate; across lit side of Earth)
  • Revisit Frequency: approximately 6 days
Imaging System
  • Spectral Bands: Color only (blue, green and red)
  • Sensor Resolution:
    • At nadir – 90-cm
    • 20° off-nadir – 96-cm
    • 35° off-nadir – 1.11-m
  • Spectral Band Wavelength Range: (in nm)
    • Blue – 422 to 507
    • Green – 495 to 596
    • Red – 581 to 684
  • Video Mode Specifications:
    • 25 frames per second
    • Up to 120 seconds
  • Dynamic Range:
    • 10-bits (mono)
    • 8-bits (video)
Collection Capabilities
  • Footprint Width: 22.5 km x 2,500 km (mono; width x length), 4.5 km x 2.7 km (video)
  • Maximum Collection Angle: 45° off-nadir
  • Daily Collection Capacity: 144,000 sq km (mono); 120 seconds (video)
  • Georeferenced Horizontal Accuracy: < 200-m CE90 (global average, dependent on terrain and nadir pointing)

Below is the least expensive OVS-3 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: 131 sq km (per area & date)
  • Product Type: 90-cm georeferenced + natural color
  • Price Per Sq Km: $9.00 (more detailed pricing can be found here)

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