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.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Operator:||Zhuhai Orbita Control Engineering Ltd.|
|Power:||2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||494 km × 511 km, 97.40° (#2A)|
|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|