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The Deimos-1 mission is fully owned and operated by Deimos Imaging (DMI), an UrtheCast company. Deimos-1 satellite was successfully launched on 29 July 2009 from the Baikonur Launch Complex (Kazakhstan) in the Russian-Ukrainian Dnepr launcher. The mission is fully dedicated to Earth Observation and captures images all around the world. Thus, currently the Deimos-1 system provides capabilities well above and beyond the design goals.

The payload is a three-band multispectral imager system with 22m Ground Sample Distance (GSD) at nominal altitude (663 km) with 625 km swath, 8 or 10 bits radiometric depth available. Imager delivers data in three spectral bands, very close to the Near-Infrared (NIR), Red (R) and Green (G) bands in the Landsat series of US satellites. The satellite payload is a dual bank linear CCD push broom imager, so that banks are mounted at an angle to provide a wide imaging swath, one of the most characteristics Deimos-1 features.

SLIM-6 Sensor characteristics
Bands Spectral Range (um) Spatial Resolution (m)
Green 0.52 - 0.60 22
Red 0.63 - 0.69 22
Near Infra-red 0.77 - 0.90 22
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TropForest dataset available to users worldwide

15 September 2016

ESA is pleased to announce that the TropForest dataset - providing a harmonised ALOS, Deimos-1 and KOMPSAT-2 satellite image database covering both tropical forests for the period 2009-2010 - is now available to all users worldwide.

Deimos-1 and 2 data available

05 August 2016

The Deimos-1 and Deimos-2 mission archive and new acquisitions are now available for research and application development.

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Operator Deimos Imaging
Date of Launch 29 July 2009
Orbit Height 663 km
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous near-circular
Constellation revisit time Daily coverage at a resolution that enables effective monitoring of the rapidly changing environment
Swath Width 625 km
Resolution 22 m for MS (Multispectral bands)
Onboard sensors provided under TPM SLIM-6 optical imager