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OVS-2 [Zhuhai Orbita]

The OVS 2 earth observation satellites are the video component of the Chinese Orbita or Zhuhai-1 earth observation system by Zhuhai Orbita Control Engineering Ltd.

The OVS-2 satellites are the video component of the constellation and are improved versions of the prototype OVS 1 satellites. The operational Orbita constellation is to consist of ten video satellites (OVS-2), hyperspectral satellites (OHS-2) and small personal satellites (OPS-2).

The satellites feature a high-resolution video system for earth observation with a spatial resolution of 0.9 m and a swath width of 22.5 km. It can capture vide sequences of 120 seconds. In push-broom mode it can capture images of 2500 km length.

The first OVS-2 video satellites was launched on a CZ-11 rocket in 2018.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: Zhuhai Orbita Control Engineering Ltd.
Equipment: Video imager
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 90 kg
Orbit: 494 km × 511 km, 97.40 (#2A)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
OVS 2A 2018-040B 26.04.2018 Jq SLS-E2 CZ-11 with OHS 2A, OHS 2B, OHS 2C, OHS 2D
OVS 2B - 2019 Jq SLS-E2 CZ-11 with OHS 2E, OHS 2F, OHS 2G, OHS 2H