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EROS Satellites

EROS System Parameters
Parameters
EROS A
EROS B1
EROS B2-B6
Launch 2000.12.05 2003 2004 - 2005
Orbit

480 Kms circular Orbit. SSO.

600 Kms Sun- synchronous

600 Kms Sun- synchronous

Ground Sampling Distance

1.8m

0.82m

0.82m

Swath Width

12.5 Km

16 Km

16 Km

Scanning

Asynchronous (up to 750 lines/sec)

Asynchronous (up to 3,050 lines/sec)

Synch and asychronous (up to 9,000 lines/sec)

Sensor Type

CCD

CCD-TDI, Selectable

CCD-TDI, Selectable

Spectral Band

0.5 to 0.9 microns

0.5 to 0.9 microns

0.5 to 0.9 microns

Sampling Depth Transmitted

11 Bits

8 Bits

10 Bits

Pixels-in-line

7,800

20,000

20,000

Signal to Noise Ratio

< 2/2,048 gray levels after quantization

< 2/256 gray levels after quantization

< 2/1024 gray levels after quantization

Satellite Position Accuracy

Better than 100m

Better than 100m

Better than 30m within 16X16 Kms scene

Single Pixel Relative Accuracy

Better than 100m within 12.5X12.5 Kms scene



Multispectral Capability

No

No

Yes

Data Link Rate

70 Mbit/sec

280 Mbit/sec

280 Mbit/sec

ImageSat International

Paris


ImageSat International

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Revised: 07.11.2001
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