BackForward Satellite Programme: Deimos 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Series of satellites for land observation.
  • Commercial Spanish programme: Elecnor Deimos responsible of development and operations.
  • The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time is 10 years.
  • The satellites exploit sunsynchronous orbits around 10:30, consistent with the Disaster Monitoring Constellation.
  • The replacement policy is based on launching satellites at about 5-year intervals.
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • Data stored onboard and transmitted to the Deimos Imaging SL acquisition and processing centre in Boecillo–Valladolid, Spain.
  • Data distributed by Deimos Imaging and circulating within the Disaster Monitoring Constellation consortium in free and fast fashion.  Open access granted. 
Agencies Elecnor-Deimos
Programme lifetime 2009 - 2024
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned