EROS C ? [GDK]
The EROS C (Earth Resources Observation Systems C) satellite, which will offer higher Offering higher quality resolution and a higher data link rate than EROS A and EROS B, as well as multispectral imagery capabilities, is in development.
EROS C will weigh 350 kg at launch and will orbit in a sun synchronous orbit at an altitude of about 500 km. The EROS C satellite will be equipped with a camera with CCD/TDI (Charge Coupled Device/Time Delay Integration) sensors, producing both panchromatic imagery at a standard resolution of 0.70 m, and multispectral imagery at a standard resolution of 2.8 m, with a swath of 11 km at nadir. The data transmission rate will be 455 Mbit/s. The expected lifespan of the EROS C is ten years.
Launch was originally anticipated for 2008, but has been postponed several times to 2019.
|Type / Application:||Earth Observing|
|Configuration:||Ofeq-3 Bus ?|
|Power:||8 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||500 km SSO|