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Status

Falcon 9 Block 5 | RADARSAT Constellation

Window Opens
Feb 18, 2019
Window Closes
Feb 18, 2019

Launch Vehicle

Falcon 9 Block 5
SpaceX
Status: Active
Price: $50.0 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

Missions

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: 1,500 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit

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