Eros-B

EROS-B is a high-resolution commercial imaging minisatellite mission of ImageSat International N.V. headquartered in the Netherlands Antilles (Cayman Islands), with offices in Limassol, Cyprus, and in Tel Aviv, Israel. The overall objective is to provide high-resolution imagery to the customer base.

The EROS-B series S/C structure is identical to that of EROS-A, based on the Ofeq platform of Israel's Defense Ministry, and designed and built by Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd. (IAI/MBT). The deployed S/C structure is 2.3 m high and 4.0 m wide. The S/C is is 3-axis stabilized and the light/rigid design of the EROS satellite family allows for a great degree of platform agility. The spacecraft is very agile, a body-pointing capability of ±45º from nadir is provided in all directions, supporting the daily data acquisition plan. The S/C attitude is sensed and controlled as done with EROS-A. In addition, there is a star sensor for the B satellite series. The nominal S/C design life is six years.

The EROS-B spacecraft and its payload are operating nominally in 2012. The EROS-B satellite ensures operational delivery of imagery data in different imaging modes (basic image, vector image and continuous image), as well as stereo and triplet imaging.

Application:

  • mapping and updating of topographic and special maps as well as plans up to the scale of 1:5000;
  • the creation of digital terrain models;
  • exploration of oil and gas fields and others;
  • forest management, inventory and forest condition assessment;
  • inventory of agricultural land, creation of land-use planning, precision agriculture;
  • inventory and monitoring of transport, energy and communications;
  • a wide range of tasks in the field of environmental protection;
  • solving of applied problems

 

  Launch Date:

April 25, 2006

  Developer:

Israeli Aerospace Industries

 Launch Site:

Svobodny Cosmodrome in eastern Siberia

  Launch vehicle:

Start(Russia)

  Operator:

 ImageSat International N.V. (Israel)

 Mass:

290 kg

  Orbit

  Type:

Sun-synchronous circular

  Altitude:

~ 520 km

  Inclination:

97,3°

Spec Mission Life:

10 years 

Imaging mode

Panchromatic

  Spectral range, nm

500 - 900

  Sensor Resolution (at nadir), m

0.7

Off-nadir imaging

45°

 Dynamic Range, bits per pixe

10

  Geolocation Accuracy, m

CE90 mono < 40

  Swath Width, km

7.14

  Revisit Frequency, days

5-6

Stereo capability

Yes

  Data format

GeoTIFF, NITF

 

Minimum order of archival data - 25 km2(50 km2 for stereo); 

Minimum order of a new data -   50 km2(100 km2 for stereo);

All data which was conducted more than 30 days ago are considered to be arhival.

Order parameters and product options

mono

stereo

archival

new

archival

new

Panchromatic image (PAN, a single band image generally displayed as shades of gray)

 7.20 19.20 14.40 38.40

Color image (colorized according to satellite RapidEYE)

9.60 21.60 16.80 40.80
Prices are specified in conventional unit for 1 (one) square kilometer. Сonventional unit is USD dollar, unless it's not specified. The payment is made only in the national currency of Ukraine.  The cost is calculated on the day of invoicing and may be changed in case of abrupt change of course on the Interbank market.