SSC supports the DEIMOS-2 satellite from launch through commercial service RSS

01 Dec 2014

The Swedish Space Corporation, SSC, is proud to announce its successful ground station support to the Spanish satellite DEIMOS-2, which started providing commercial services to users around the world on 3 November.

Deimos-2DEIMOS-2, owned and operated by Elecnor Deimos, is the first Spanish very-high resolution optical Earth Observation satellite. It is the highest-resolution fully private satellite in Europe, and one of the few commercial submetric satellites in the world. DEIMOS-2 provides a significant asset for users that require reliable global, flexible and rapid tasking and near real-time acquisition of very high resolution images.

SSC is pleased to have partnered with Elecnor Deimos to provide full support to DEIMOS-2 from its polar ground stations in Kiruna, Sweden, and Inuvik, Canada. SSC’s dual Arctic station solution enables satellite commanding, payload tasking and significant data download opportunity on every orbit for polar satellites, regardless of orbit altitude. SSC has supported DEIMOS-2 from the launch in June, through in-orbit commissioning and now continuing with the commercial operation phase.

“SSC and Elecnor Deimos have worked together very successfully on DEIMOS-2. The project has been run like we are one team from the beginning, from the preliminary interfaces definition and implementation to pre-launch testing and final in-orbit operations. Thanks to that, we were able to afford a tight set of initial orbit validation and hard maneuvering activities, unaffordable without the support of polar SSC ground stations. And the results speak for themselves, as we have fully reached our objectives for the launch, commissioning and start of commercial operations, all in record time”, says Álvaro Ortiz Serrano, Head of Ground Segment & Operations Division at Elecnor Deimos Satellite Systems.

Leif Österbo, President of the Satellite Management Services Division at SSC, concurs:
“SSC appreciates the strong working relationship we have with Elecnor Deimos, as evidenced by the success with DEIMOS-2. We regard Elecnor Deimos as a truly innovative and dynamic actor in the satellite sector, and we look forward to a growing long-term cooperation.”

For more information, please contact
Stefan Pessirilo, Sales Director EMEA, Satellite Management Services Division, SSC,
tel +46 (0)8 627 64 12, stefan.pessirilo@sscspace.com
Annika Benson, Communications Manager, Satellite Management Services Division, SSC,
tel +46 (0)8 627 63 95, annika.benson@sscspace.com


About Elecnor Deimos
Elecnor Deimos is Elecnor's technological area that specializes in engineering solutions in the aerospace, information systems and telecommunications sectors. Its main business areas are remote sensing, aerospace and defense systems, air and maritime navigation and satellite systems.
www.elecnor-deimos.com

About SSC
As a global provider of advanced space services, SSC enables governmental agencies, companies and other commercial or research institutes to help Earth benefit from space. Built on decades of experience, SSC offers proven expertise in satellite management and engineering services, space technology and launch services for sounding rockets and balloons. We offer a complete portfolio of ground segment services to support space missions. Through our worldwide network of multi-mission satellite stations, PrioraNet, we provide unequalled coverage for a large variety of missions. 



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