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UK-DMC2
UK-DMC2: The Mission

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).

Satellite Data

Name:
UK-DMC2

Customer:
DMCii

Mission:
Earth Observation

Mass:
96.5kg

Platform:
SSTL-100

Launch Data

Launch Date:
29 July 2009

Launch Site:
Baikonur, Kazakhstan

Launcher:
DNEPR

Orbit:

Press Releases

    • 20/03/2007: DMCii to launch higher resolution imaging service
    • 10/07/'2009: SSTL to launch UK-DMC2 in July
    • 22/07/2009: SSTL announces revised launch date for UK-DMC2
    • 30/07/2009: SSTL successfully launches two more satellites