With the addition of the TeLEOS-1 imaging satellite, users can now send new tasking requests to TeLEOS-1 and browse the imagery archive within the SpyMeSat App marketplace. ST Engineering launched TeLEOS-1, Singapore’s first-ever commercial Earth Observation (EO) satellite, into Near Equatorial Orbit (NEqO) in 2015. thereby providing frequent imaging opportunities for low latitude regions. The satellite is equipped with electro-optical camera payload that is capable of performing imaging with resolution down to one meter.
SpyMeSat users will find TeLEOS-1 imagery when searching near the equator in the app’s marketplace. The equatorial region is an industrious area lively with an array of shipping, mining, and fishing activity. Additionally, this region receives the highest rainfall, and subsequent cloud cover, of anywhere on Earth. While limited in global coverage, the satellite compensates with a rapid revisit rate of 12 to 16 hours. This often leads to multiple visits per day of most locations it can access, appealing to users who need fast response times in the Tropics. TeLEOS-1 will also take the lead as SpyMeSat’s most affordable imagery option.
“We are excited for TeLEOS-1 to join the growing number of imaging satellites available in the SpyMeSat marketplace, and fill a needed role with additional coverage of the equatorial region,” said Alex Herz, creator of SpyMeSat and President of Orbit Logic.