UK-DMC2: The Mission
UK-DMC2 is based on the SSTL-100 satellite platform and was launched in 2009 for the commercial imaging company, DMCii (a subsidiary of SSTL).
The UK-DMC2 satellite carries a multispectral optical instrument with a spatial resolution of 22 m and a wide swath of more than 600 km.
UK-DMC2 operates within the Disaster Monitoring Constellation
, the first Earth observation constellation of low cost small satellites providing daily images for applications including global disaster monitoring. The Disaster Monitoring Constellation is coordinated by DMC International Imaging Ltd (DMCii) for disaster response within the International Charter: Space & Major Disasters (www.disasterscharter.org).