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. It appears to have been cancelled in favor of the EROS-NG constellation.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Operator:||ImageSat International (ISI)|
|Power:||2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||510 km SSO|
|EROS C||-||cancelled||Sv LC-5 ?||Start-1 ?|