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Deimos-2 is a very-high resolution (75cm pan-sharpened) multispectral optical satellite, fully owned and operated by Deimos Imaging, an UrtheCast company.

The Deimos-2 end-to-end system has been designed to provide a costeffective yet highly responsive service to customers worldwide.

Deimos-2 is the second satellite of the Deimos Earth Observation system, following Deimos-1, which was launched in 2009 and provides mid-resolution, very-wide-swath imagery.

Deimos-2 has been launched on 19 June 2014, with a mission lifetime of at least seven years. It operates from a Sun-synchronous orbit at a mean altitude of 620 km, with a local time of ascending node (LTAN) of 10h30, which allows an average revisit time of two days worldwide (one day at mid-latitudes). The spacecraft design is based on an agile platform for fast and precise off-nadir imaging (up to 30º over nominal scenarios and up to 45º in emergency cases), and it carries a push-broom very-high resolution camera with 5 spectral channels (1 panchromatic, 4 multispectral).

HiRAIS sensor characteristics
Bands Spectral Range (um) Spatial Resolution (m)
PAN 560 - 900 1 (0.75 after processing)
Blue 466 - 525 4
Green 532 - 599 4
Red 640 - 697 4
NIR 770 - 892 4
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Deimos-1 & 2 online dataset available to users

16 October 2018

ESA is pleased to announce the availability of Deimos-1 & 2 products to the scientific community. Further details are available on the Deimos-1 and Deimos-2 missions and Deimos-1&2 ESA archive dataset pages.

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 19 June 2014
Mission life More than 7 years
Orbit Height 620 km
Orbit Type Sun synchronous
Local time at ascending node 10:30
Constellation revisit time 2 days worldwide
Swath Width 12 km
Resolution PAN/ Pan-sharpened nadir conditions:
  • 1m GSD (PAN)
  • 75 cm in Pan-sharpened products after ground processing
  • 4m GSD (Multispectral bands)
Onboard sensors provided under TPM HiRAIS (High Resolution Advanced Imaging System)