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Disaster Monitoring Constellation (2002)

First internationally co-ordinated disaster monitoring constellation, the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (2002)

SSTL conceived the innovative and unique 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 provides free satellite imagery for humanitarian use in the event of major international disasters within the International Charter: Space & Major Disasters (
Current satellites in the Disaster Monitoring Constellation are NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X (Nigeria), UK-DMC2 (United Kingdom), Deimos-1 (Spain) and Beijing-1 (China).
Retired satellites in the Constellation are Alsat-1 (Algeria), Bilsat-1 (Turkey), NigeriaSat-1 (Nigeria) and UK-DMC1 (United Kingdom).



BILSAT-1 in early assembly phase

Deimos-1 and UK-DMC2