The DEIMOS-2, owned and operated by Deimos Imaging, is an agile satellite for cost-effective, dependable very-high-resolution EO applications.
It provides 75-cm pan-sharpened images with a 12-km swath from its orbital altitude of 620 km. The DEIMOS-2 is operated 24/7, with a network of four ground stations which assures a contact every orbit, and therefore the capacity of commanding the satellite and downloading data every 90 minutes. Launched in June 2014, it entered Initial Operational Capability in November 2014 and Full Operational Capability in May 2015.
The DEIMOS-2 provides 75-cm pan-sharpened imagery and 3-m multi-spectral images. Its multi-spectral capability includes 4 channels (red, green, blue, NIR), plus the panchromatic band. It is the highest-resolution fully private satellite in Europe, and one of the very few privately-owned submetric satellites in the world.
The number of application fields in which the DEIMOS-2 images can be used is considerable.
Precision agriculture, emergency management, environmental and vegetation monitoring, updating of thematic maps.
In particular Deimos Imaging has developed a very rapid and flexible method of acquiring indicated for the support of emergencies such as forest fires, and floods.
The DEIMOS satellites, also used in Copernicus Emergency Management Service, have developed substantial delivery Near Real Time capacity. They are in fact capable of providing images processed in less than 30 minutes from the acquisition. Deimos Imaging provides quick access 24/7 to image services, in particular in response to requests for emergency and high risk situations.