The EROS Satellites are lightweight LEO satellites with a single electro optical camera system. EROS satellites acquire high-resolution panchromatic image data.
EROS satellites are designed to maximize operator flexibility in the creation and adaptation of the daily image acquisition plan. The satellites are deployed in a circular sun-synchronous near polar orbit at an altitude of about 500 km. EROS B and EROS A orbits the earth almost 15 times each day delivering imagery data in real time to ground receiving stations worldwide. EROS B and EROS A can be quickly pointed and stabilized to image customer specified sites on nadir (perpendicular to the surface) or at oblique angles up to 45 degrees and even more. Oblique viewing enables the satellite to view virtually any site on the earth as often as two to three times per week.
ImageSat International offers various types of panchromatic Images from EROS B and EROS A satellites characterized either by:
- Imaging Technique - the manner in which the satellite payload is used to acquire the imagery information; or
- Processing Level - the level of post processing performed on the ground after acquisition and reception of the imagery at the ground station.
Standard product of EROS high resolution imagery is minimum 80% (eighty percent) clouds free.