The DEIMOS-1, owned and operated by Deimos Imaging and distributed by e-GEOS (as a partner of Deimos-Imaging), is the first Spanish Earth Observation Satellite. With a mass of 100 kg, it was launched in 2009, and provides 22m, 3-band imagery with a very wide (650-km) swath.
It has been specifically designed to assure very-high-frequency revisit on large areas (every 3 days on average for any mid-latitude region), with precision agriculture and forestry monitoring applications in mind.
DEIMOS-1 is a 100-kg satellite based on the SSTL-100 family. Launched in 2009, it has an estimated lifetime of 10 years. It is operated 24/7, with a network of two ground stations (Spain and Norway) which assures a contact every orbit and the capacity of commanding the satellite and downloading data every 90 minutes. If needed, data can be routinely delivered, orthorectified, within a few hours from acquisition.
The DEIMOS-1 has a uniquely wide swath of 650 km, which allows covering very large areas in a very short time (it can cover Spain in just two days).
The DEIMOS-1 provides 22m multispectral images, with subpixel geolocation accuracy. Its 3 channels (red, green, NIR) have been designed to be compatible with the same channels of the Landsat series, allowing full compatibility. Its data are currently used by public and private customers worldwide, including the USDA, the European Space Agency and the EC Joint Research Center.