UK-DMC 3

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UK-DMC 3
Mission typeOptical imaging
Disaster monitoring
Operator21AT, China
Mission duration7 Years[1]
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerDMC International Imaging, SSTL
Launch mass440 kilograms (970 lb), 3 Nos. each
Start of mission
Launch date10 July 2015, 16:28 (2015-07-10UTC16:28Z) UTC
RocketPSLV-XL
Launch siteSatish Dhawan Space Centre
ContractorIndian Space Research Organisation
Orbital parameters
RegimeSun-synchronous
 

UK-DMC 3 is a constellation of three British Earth-imaging satellites which are operated by DMC International Imaging. They were constructed by Surrey Satellite Technology and launched by ISRO on 10 July 2015.[2][3]

Cost[edit]

Beijing based Twenty-First Century Aerospace Technology Company Limited (21AT) agreed for 110 million British pounds ($170.2 million) to cover the entire cost of the three satellites delivery in orbit.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-isro-launches-five-british-satellites-india-s-heaviest-commercial-launch-ever-2103531
  2. ^ "Indian Space Agency Gets Ready for Two Launches". The New Indian Express.
  3. ^ http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/science/isro-successfully-launches-pslv-c28-carrying-5-uk-satellites/articleshow/48024638.cms
  4. ^ http://spacenews.com/surrey-build-three-optical-imaging-satellites-chinese-firm/

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