GEOSAT-2 (former Deimos-2) is an Earth-imaging satellite, built for GEOSAT of Spain, which launched 19 June 2014 and remains operational.
It is the second satellite of the GEOSAT Earth Observation system, following GEOSAT-1. The expected mission lifetime is at least seven years.
A high resolution satellite, it became the first European fully-private satellite capable of providing sub-metric multispectral imagery.
Satellite family: DEIMOSThe system of DEIMOS Imaging is based on a satellite with a multispectral optical instrument with a spatial resolution of 22 m and a wide swath of more than 600 km. The satellite records Earth images on board for a later downlink via the ground station under construction in the Technological Park of Boecillo (Valladolid, Spain).
|Sensor name||HiRAIS (High Resolution Advanced Imaging System)|
|Sensor short description|
|Sensor type||Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)|
|Swath width (at nadir)||12 km|
|Revisit frequency||4 dagen|