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RADARSAT Constellation

Launch Time
Wed Jun 12, 2019 14:17 UTC

Most valuable commercial payload put into orbit to date.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Status: Active
Price: $67.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 7,607 kN
Payload to LEO: 22,800 kg
Payload to GTO: 8,300 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 70.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.2 m
Fairing Height: 13.0 m



Flight #2
Landing Zone 4
102 day turnaround
48th Falcon recovery attempt
40th successful Falcon recovery attempt
3rd consecutive successful Falcon recovery

Mission Details

RADARSAT Constellation

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) is a space launch mission by the Government of Canada that will consist of a three-spacecraft fleet of Earth observation satellites. With satellites smaller than RADARSAT-2, the RCM will provide new applications—made possible through the constellation approach—as well as continuing to provide C-band radar data to RADARSAT-2 users. Improvements include more frequent area coverage of Canada and reduced risk of a service interruption.

Payloads: 3
Total Mass: 4,200 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit


SLC-4E, Vandenberg SFB, California, USA



37th orbital launch attempt


80th mission
7th mission of 2019
74th successful mission
46th consecutive successful mission

Falcon 9

73rd mission
6th mission of 2019
70th successful mission
44th consecutive successful mission