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DEIMOS-2 satellite monitors the floods of the Ebro River through Aragon region (Spain)

(06/03/2015)Over the last few days, the DEIMOS-2 Earth Observation satellite, launched by Elecnor Deimos in June 2014, has monitored the evolution of river Ebro’s flooding affecting the Aragón region in Spain.

Elecnor Deimos, the technological branch of Elecnor, developed and operated DEIMOS-2. The highest-resolution fully private satellite in Europe, and one of the very few privately-owned sub-metric satellites in the world.

The DEIMOS-2 satellite is the latest addition to Elecnor Deimos’ Earth Observation System. DEIMOS-2 is a Very High Resolution (VHR), Multispectral, agile satellite capable of providing 75-cm pan-sharpened imagery.

Its advanced imaging camera acquires panchromatic and 4-band (R, G, B and NIR) multispectral images simultaneously over a 12-km swath (which can be increased to 24 km in its wide-area imaging mode), covering more than 150,000 km2/day. DEIMOS-2 is also capable of acquiring single-pass stereo-pair images, which allows creating 3D models of the imaged area.

DEIMOS-2 acquisitions are expected to contribute to various fields and applications including environmental and climate change monitoring, emergency services and borders surveillance. The satellite will join the fleet of Copernicus Contributing Missions in the new Datawarehouse phase starting on 1st April 2015.

DEIMOS-2, among other tasks, is monitoring the evolution of severe flooding events caused by Ebro’s river in Spain. The following images show the flooded areas along the river close to the towns of Zaragoza and of Burgo de Ebro, in the Aragón region.

SOURCE: Elecnor Deimos Imaging