Mission type Optical imaging
Disaster monitoring
Operator Deimos Imaging
COSPAR ID 2009-041A
SATCAT № 35681
Mission duration Five years
Spacecraft properties
Bus SSTL-100
Manufacturer SSTL
Launch mass 91 kilograms (201 lb)[1]
Start of mission
Launch date 29 July 2009, 18:46 (2009-07-29T18:46Z) UTC
Rocket Dnepr
Launch site Baikonur 109/95
Contractor ISC Kosmotras
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Sun-synchronous

Deimos-1[2] is a Spanish Earth imaging satellite which is operated by Deimos Imaging who commercializes its imagery directly but also has distribution agreements with other entities like Astrium GEO and DMC International Imaging.


It was constructed by Surrey Satellite Technology, based on the SSTL-100 satellite bus.[3] Deimos-1 was launched into a 686-kilometre (426 mi) sun-synchronous low Earth orbit.[4] 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.

Optical Instrument

The satellite has an expected lifetime of five years.[5] 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.[5]


These optical satellite images open new perspectives to users of this satellite for the development of services & applications in various markets such as Maritime, Agriculture, Environment or Forestry.

  • Fast coverage of territories thanks to its wide swath
  • Near-real-time capacity
  • Competitive price

See also


  1. ^ DEIMOS 1 Satellite details 2009-041A NORAD 35681
  2. ^ "Our satellite Deimos-1". Deimos Imaging S.L. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  3. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Deimos-1". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  4. ^ "DMC-2G (Disaster Monitoring Constellation-Second Generation) Missions". European Space Agency. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  5. ^ a b "SSTL-100 Datasheet". Surrey Satellite Technology. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 

External links

  • Astrium-Geo
  • Deimos-Imaging