The Radarsat Constellation Mission is a follow-on project to RADARSAT-2 currently developed by MDA. The constellation will consist of a fleet of three spacecraft, and be both complementary and a follow-on to the upcoming deployment of the RADARSAT-2 mission. The primary purpose of the RCM is to provide C-Band data continuity for RADARSAT-2 users, as well as adding a new series of applications enabled through the constellation approach. The main uses of RCM are expected to be in the areas of: maritime surveillance (ship detection, ice monitoring, and oil spill detection), disaster management, ecosystem monitoring. The primary areas of interest are the landmass of Canada and its surrounding Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic maritime areas. The images and derived information are required to be provided to Canadian government users at frequent area coverage rates. Contrary to the earlier RadarSat missions, the imagery will not be available commercially. The spacecraft Payload will consist of a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensor integrated with an Automated Identification System (AIS). The SAR Payload concept is a 2-panel deployable SAR antenna of length approximately 7 meters.
A Falcon 9 will launch carrying a Dragon capsule and will simulate a failure whilst flying through max-q to demonstrate the dragons ability to escape in the event of a catostrophic failure of the launch vehicle. The crew dragon previously flew DM-1 and the booster has flown three times before.Sub-Orbital
The satellite is a part of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system.
This is the 12th planned flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 11th flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with ...
Arabsat-6A is a Saudi Arabian communications satellite to be positioned at 30.5°East orbital slot. Arabsat-6A was built by Lockheed Martin for Arabsat and will deliver TV, internet and mobile phone...
The O3b Satellite Constellation is designed for telecommunications and data backhaul from remote locations.
The Progress resupply vehicle is an automated, unpiloted version of the Soyuz spacecraft that is used to bring supplies and fuel to the International Space Station.