ISC Kosmotras (LSP)
|Mission type||Optical imaging
|Launch date||29 July 2009
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 109/95|
|Mission duration||Five years|
Deimos-1 is a Spanish Earth imaging satellite which is operated by Deimos Imaging. It was constructed by Surrey Satellite Technology, based on the SSTL-100 satellite bus.Deimos Imaging commercializes its imagery directly but also has distribution agreements with other entities like Astrium GEO and DMC International Imaging.
Deimos-1 was launched into a 686-kilometre (426 mi) sun-synchronous low Earth orbit. The launch was conducted by ISC Kosmotras, who used a Dnepr-1 carrier rocket, with DubaiSat-1 as the primary payload. Deimos-1, along with the UK-DMC 2, Nanosat 1B, AprizeSat-3 and AprizeSat-4 satellites, were launched as secondary payloads. The rocket was launched at 18:46 GMT on 29 July 2009, from Site 109/95 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The satellite has an expected lifetime of five years. It carries a multi-spectral imager with a resolution of 22 metres (72 ft) and 600 kilometres (370 mi) of swath, operating in green, red and near infrared spectra.
- DEIMOS 1 Satellite details 2009-041A NORAD 35681
- "Our satellite Deimos-1". Deimos Imaging S.L. Retrieved 2011-05-20.
- Krebs, Gunter. "Deimos-1". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-07-29.
- "DMC-2G (Disaster Monitoring Constellation-Second Generation) Missions". European Space Agency. Retrieved 2011-05-20.
- "SSTL-100 Datasheet". Surrey Satellite Technology. Retrieved 2009-07-29.[dead link]
|This spacecraft or satellite related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|