Elecnor Deimos is the technology company of Elecnor Group which operates in the Aerospace, Automation and Remote Control, Information Systems, Telecommunication Network, Security and Technological Infrastructure Development. With more than 500 employees, Elecnor Deimos provides technological solutions for the following markets Aeronautics, Aerospace, Defence, Transport, Energy and Environment, Telecommunications and Security.
DEIMOS-2 Declared Operational
DEIMOS-2, the VHR satellite owned and operated by Elecnor Deimos, launched in June 2014, successfully completed its in-orbit commissioning phase in October.
DEIMOS-2 declared on November 1st its Initial Operational Capability (IOC) and it is now providing an operational commercial service to customers worldwide. During IOC, the service level will be gradually improved (by increasing image production capacity and reducing delivery time), reaching its full capacity with the Full Operational Capability (FOC). The aim is now to declare FOC in January 2015.
DEIMOS-2 is the first Spanish very-high resolution Earth Observation satellite, producing multispectral images with a resolution of 75 cm per pixel. It is the highest-resolution fully private satellite in Europe, and one of the very few privately-owned submetric satellites in the world.
Launch of future space transport, Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV)FULL REPLAY FROM LIFTOFF TO SPLASHDOWN FOR IXV REENTRY MISSION!
ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle has successfully completed its mission. Europe's Spaceplane flew a flawless re-entry and splashed down in the Pacific ocean. The objective of this mission was to demonstrate re-entry techologies to support the development of autonomous European re-entry capabilities for future space transportation systems.
The IXV spaceplane lifted off at 13:40 GMT (14:40 CET, 10:40 local time) on 11 February from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana atop of the Vega rocket. It separated from Vega at an altitude of 340 km and continued up to a peak altitude of 412 km, after which it descended down to 120 km altitude,reaching a 7.5 km/s re-entry speed. IXV then glided through the atmosphere, before parachutes deployed at 25km altitude to slow the descent further for a safe splashdown in the Pacific ocean, where the Nos Aires ship made the spaceplane recovery.
The IXV mission carried out a controlled flight, with aerodynamic surfaces, with the re-entry conditions the same as those for a vehicle returning from low Earth orbit, such as from the ISS. Elecnor Deimos was responsible of the mission analysis for IXV and co-led with SENER the Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) of the vehicle, with Deimos having key specific responsibilities that included the reentry guidance and the control of this very challenging mission.
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