|Mission type||Earth observation satellites|
|Operator||Canadian Space Agency|
|Mission duration||7 years (each satellite))|
|Bus||Canadian SmallSat Bus|
|Launch mass||1,400 kg (total mass of the 3 satellites)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||18 February 2019|
The RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) is a three-spacecraft fleet of Earth observation satellites by the Canadian Space Agency. With satellites smaller than RADARSAT-2, the RCM will provide new applications—made possible through the constellation approach—as well as continuing to provide C-band radar data to RADARSAT-2 users. Improvements include more frequent area coverage of Canada and reduced risk of a service interruption.
The RADSARAT Constellation Mission (RCM) includes three identical Earth observation satellites. The prime contractor on the project is MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates and it was designed for three main uses:
- Maritime surveillance (ice, surface wind, oil pollution and ship monitoring)
- Disaster management (mitigation, warning, response and recovery)
- Ecosystem monitoring (agriculture, wetlands, forestry and coastal change monitoring)
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