Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review Tool
Satellite Programme: CASSIOPE
Single-satellite programme, for Space weather.
Canadian programme: CSA appointed MDA (MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates), Richmond, responsible of development and operations.
The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design lifetime of the satellites is 2 years.
The satellite exploits a polar highly-elliptical orbit.
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Onboard stored and real-time data are downlinked to MDA.
Data processing and distribution performed by the Science Operations Center (SOC) at the University of Calgary.
2013 - 2017
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned
(2013 - 2017)