BackForward Satellite: RCM-1 

Satellite details
Acronym RCM-1
Full name RadarSat Constellation Mission - 1
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the RCM programme.
  • Main mission: multi-purpose SAR observation, expecially for ice.
  • Substantial contribution to surveillance and emergency management.
Mass at launch 1300 kg Dry mass
Power 1600 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data are distributed on a commercial basis by MDA Geospatial Services from the CDPF in Gatineau.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 592 km
ECT 06:00 desc

 

Space agency CSA
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2018 EOL ≥2025
Last update: 2016-10-07
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on RCM-1

Acronym Full name
SAR RCM Synthetic Aperture Radar (C-band) for RadarSat constellation
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
IMAGER active 5405 MHz 100000  kHz H&V D   C-band SAR