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Based around the SSTL-300 S1 satellite bus, each DMC3 satellite has a mass of 447 kilograms (985 lb). Equipped with a Very High Resolution Imager 100 (VHRI-100) payload the satellite is able to produce panchromatic images of the Earth at a resolution of up to one metre in a spectral band of 450 to 650 nanometres. Alternatively the instrument can produce multispectral images at a resolution of three to four metres.

The Disaster Monitoring Constellation is a British-led international fleet of small Earth imaging satellites which, while being used for commercial imaging, can provide data to assist with monitoring and managing natural and man-made disasters. All of the satellites in the constellation have been manufactured by SSTL.

Alternate Names

  • 40716
  • DMC3FM2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2015-07-10
Launch Vehicle: PSLV-XL
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India

Funding Agency

  • Indian Space Research Organization (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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