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Elecnor Deimos Launches Spain’s First Ultra-High Resolution Satellite Into Orbit

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Friday, June 20th 2014
| Madrid, Spain


MADRID, June 20, 2014

  • The DEIMOS-2 satellite will improve our knowledge of natural phenomena, both manmade and natural, that take place on Earth and helps prevent and manage natural catastrophes.
  • The satellite captures high-precision images with a resolution of 75 cm per pixel.
  • The successful outcome of this mission reinforces its position as a benchmark in the European aerospace industry following the launch of DEIMOS-1 and the development of the Puertollano Satellite Integration and Operations Centre (Ciudad Real, Spain).

Elecnor Deimos, technological area of the Elecnor Group, launched Spain's first ultra-high resolution satellite, DEIMOS-2, into orbit yesterday at 7:11 PM UTC from the Yasny launch base in Russia.

This panchromatic and multispectral satellite, which weighs 300 kg and measures 1.5 x 2 m, incorporates a camera that achieves high precision and detailed images of Earth, with a resolution of 75 cm per pixel and a capacity of 150,000 km2/day with bands in RGB, NIR and panchromatic.

 

The satellite is expected to have an operational lifetime of seven years, participating in projects in the following fields: agriculture, environment, climate change, crisis control and civil protection (fires and floods), as well as defence, intelligence and border control.

With regard to the integration and control of the mission, Elecnor Deimos has developed the Puertollano Satellite Integration and Operations Centre (Ciudad Real), a complex for integrating and managing its own and third-party satellites. Equipped with the latest technology, it has engineering areas; a 400+ m2 clean room, for satellite integration and testing; a dual S-band/X-band antenna with a diameter of 10.2 m to communicate with the satellites; and a Control Centre.

This project completes Elecnor Deimos' presence in the entire value chain for space missions. Elenor Deimos has the capability to manage entire space programs: design, integrate, validate, launch and operate Earth observation satellites; use them for commercial purposes and develop them for third parties.

Elecnor Deimos

Elecnor Deimos is Elecnor's technological area that specialises in engineering solutions in the aerospace, information systems and telecommunications sectors. Business areas: Remote sensing; aerospace, defence and systems; Air and Maritime navigation and satellite systems.

http://www.elecnor-deimos.com

Elecnor

Elecnor develops projects involving infrastructure, renewable energies and new technologies. It has 12,500 employees and operates in over 40 countries.

http://www.elecnor.com

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