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EROS Satellite Overview

On April 24, 2006, iSi successfully launched its second satellite the “Earth Remote Observation Satellite” – EROS B – aboard a Russian Start-1 launch vehicle.         On December 5, 2000 iSi successfully launched its first satellite, the “Earth Remote Observation Satellite” – EROS A – aboard a Russian Start-1 launch vehicle. In so doing, iSi became the firsy non-U.S. company to successfully deploy a commercial high-resolution imaging satellite.

The next generation of the “Earth Remote Observation Satellite” – EROS C, will be launch in 2019.

 

Agile, Compact, Very High Resolution

EROS (Earth Resource Observation Satellites) satellites are lightweight, low earth-orbiting, very high resolution satellites designed for fast maneuvering between imaging targets. Their capabilities include stereo pairs and simultaneous multiple image capturing of specified areas.

EROS Satellite Specifications

 

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INFO
EROS B
EROS C
Orbit  Type
Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Orbit Height
510 ± 40 km
510 ± 40 km
Inclination
97.4°
97.4°
Nominal Life Expectancy
2006-2026
2019-2030

 Imaging Parameters

 

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Parameter
EROS-B
EROS-C
Sensor
Pan
Pan + Multi Spectral (RGB+NIR)
Scanning Type
Push-broom
Push-broom
Imaging sunlight conditions
Sun-over-horizon angle: more than 10°
Sun-over-horizon angle: more than 10°
Sensor Type
CCD-TDI, Selectable levels: 1,4,8,16,32,48,64,96
CCD-TDI, Selectable levels: 1,2,8,16,32,48,64,96
Spectral band
0.5 to 0.9
0.45 to 0.9
Sampling Depth transmitted
10 bits
12 bits
Ground Sampling Distance (Resolution)
0.7 m at Nadir from 510 km for TDI stages 1,4,8
0.8 m at Nadir from 510 km for all other TDI stages
Pan- 0.4 m at Nadir from 500 km
MS- 0.8m at Nadir from 500 km
Swath Width
7 km at Nadir from 510 km
12.5 km at Nadir from 500 km

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