Observation satellites (also known, unofficially, as “Spy Satellites”) are platforms launched into orbit around the Earth, in outer space, for the purpose of observing and monitoring specific zones on Earth using various sensors and delivering the information they pick up to various users in the context of military and intelligence applications.
Various types of Observation satellites are in use around the world:
The various types of Observation satellites can fulfill the following functions:
ACS offers four primary Observation satellite models (RecSat, ImiSat-1000, ImiSat-2000 and ImiSat-3000), plus two additional Observation satellite series.
RecSat Observation Satellite
RecSat is a remote sensing Observation satellite utilizing high agility and multiple beam electrical steering capabilities to produce a high throughput per revolution ratio. The images picked up by RecSat are promptly downloaded through a high rate datalink communication channel.
RecSat produces high-resolution images and offers large area coverage through different modes of operation:
Primary Characteristics & Advantages:
ACS’s ImiSat Series Satellites are groundbreaking when their weight to performance and operational autonomy are considered. The satellites in this series are 250 kg, 3-axis-stabilized platforms fitted with a high-resolution remote sensing payload.
These satellites may be controlled from a single ground control station or from multiple stations.