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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.

Alternate Names

  • 44323
  • RCM3

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)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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