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EROS B

EROS B

EROS B [ImageSat Int.]

In order to address market demand for faster revisit of EROS (Earth Resources Observation Systems B) satellites, ImageSat has purchased the EROS B satellite, which is scheduled for launch during the first quarter of 2006.

Similar in appearance to EROS A, the new satellite has superior capabilities, including a larger camera of CCD/TDI type (Charge Coupled Device/Time Delay Integration), with standard panchromatic resolution of 0.70 m at an altitude of about 500 km, a larger on-board recorder, improved pointing accuracy and a faster data communication link.

The designed lifespan of the EROS B is ten years, but ImageSat expect it to work for 14 years.

Originally a constellation of 4 EROS B satellite was planned, but has been reduced to just one. It was to be supplemented by EROS C in 2009, but the launch of this satellite has been delayed.

Nation: Israel
Type / Application: Earth Observing
Operator: ImageSat International
Contractors: IAI
Equipment: ?
Configuration: OPSAT-2000 Bus
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 10 years
Mass: 350 kg
Orbit: 500 km SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
EROS B 2006-014A 25.04.2006 Sv LC-5 Start-1
EROS B2 - cancelled Sv LC-5 Start-1
EROS B3 - cancelled Sv LC-5 Start-1
EROS B4 - cancelled Sv LC-5 Start-1

References:

  • ImageSat International Website
Further EROS missions: