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EROS C

OPTSAT-3000 [IAI]
EROS C similar

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 weight about 370 kg at launch and will orbit in a sun synchronous orbit at an altitude of about 510 km. The EROS C satellite, based on the OPTSAT 3000 bus, 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.

Nation: Israel
Type / Application: Earth Observing
Operator: ImageSat International
Contractors: IAI
Equipment: ?
Configuration: IMPS-2 Bus
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 10 years
Mass: ~370 kg
Orbit: 510 km SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
EROS C - 2019

References:

  • ImageSat International Website
Further EROS missions: