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RCM 1

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2019-033A

Description

The Radarsat Constellation Mission (RCM) is the successor to the Canadian Space Agency’s Radarsat-2 satellite, marking the start of a third generation for Canada’s radar imaging satellite systems. While Radarsat-2 and the earlier Radarsat-1 were single-satellite missions, Radarsat Constellation uses three spacecraft to increase the frequency of coverage and enable new applications for the data the satellites gather.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2019-06-12
    Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 Full Thrust
    Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
    Mass: 1430 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Canadian Space Agency (Canada)

    Discipline

    • Earth Science

    Additional Information

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

     
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