Deimos-1 Delivers First Images
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Deimos-1 Delivers First Images

August 15, 2009
This image of vast plains and agricultural fields in central Spain was one of the first images acquired by Spain's Deimos-1 satellite, supported by ESA as a Third Party Mission to provide scientists with data for research purposes. Agricultural fields and urban areas (in white) are visible in this image acquired over Spain's autonomous region of Castilla-La Mancha on 5 August 2009. The city of La Roda is visible in the top left. As seen, industry in the area is based primarily on agriculture. The Jucar River (visible flowing southerly then easterly) has dams located on its upper and lower course to produce electricity and irrigate the coastal plains.

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