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DMC 2, a UK 96.5 kg remote sensing satellite also known as UK-DMC 2, was launched on a Dnepr rocket from Baikonur on 29 July 2009 at 18:46 UT. The satellite will gather wide-angle, medium-resolution images. DMC 2 joins the international Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC), a fleet of small Earth-watching satellites designed to provide quick-response imagery to emergency managers worldwide. DMC images are also used for mapping, urban planning, and resource management.

Alternate Names

  • 35683
  • DMC2
  • UK-DMC 2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-07-29
Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United Kingdom)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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