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Deimos-1: The Mission

Deimos-1: The Mission

Deimos-1 is based on the SSTL-100 satellite platform and was launched in 2009 for the commercial imaging company, DEIMOS Imaging. 

DEIMOS Imaging is a collaboration between the Spanish aerospace engineering company DEIMOS Space and the Remote Sensing Laboratory of the University of Valladolid (LATUV). The company implements and operates a complete Earth Observation space system in Valladolid (Spain) and sells satellite image data commercially.

The Deimos-1 satellite carries 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 located in the Technological Park of Boecillo (Valladolid, Spain). Due to its large swath, it allows a double full coverage of Spain and Portugal every week, and a full coverage of Europe every 10 days.

Deimos-1 also operates within the Disaster Monitoring Constellation, the first Earth observation constellation of low cost small satellites providing daily images for applications including global disaster monitoring. The Disaster Monitoring Constellation is coordinated by DMC International Imaging Ltd (DMCii) for disaster response within the International Charter: Space & Major Disasters (

Satellite Data


Deimos Imaging

Commercial Earth Observation



Launch Data

Launch Date:
29th July 2009

Launch Site:
Baikonur, Kazakhstan



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