The DZZ-HR high-resolution observation satellite is being built by Astrium for the ERSSS (Earth Remote Sensing Satellite System) of the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Weighing 900 kg at launch, the DZZ-HR satellite will be launched by Arianespace's Vega light launcher into a Sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of about 750 km. It will be launched from the Guiana Space Center, French Guiana, in the second quarter of 2014.
The DZZ-HR system will be independently controlled by Kazakh operators who have been trained by Astrium. Using images acquired by the DZZ-HR satellite from the entire planet, the system will provide very-high-quality panchromatic and multispectral products for a wide range of applications, including cadastral surveys, management of natural resources, environmental monitoring and homeland surveillance.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Operator:||Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary (KGS)|
|Power:||Deployable fixed solar array, batteries|
|Lifetime:||750 km SSO|
|DZZ-HR (MRES)||2014||Ko ELV||Vega|