What do you know about the RADARSAT Constellation Mission?

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) is the evolution of the RADARSAT Program. It consists of three identical Earth observation satellites that will provide daily revisits of Canada's vast territory and maritime approaches, including the Arctic, up to four times a day. RCM data will be used in a variety of areas, such as maritime surveillance, ecosystem monitoring, agriculture, climate change monitoring and helping disaster relief efforts.

  1. Question 1. How much does each RCM satellite weigh?

    Source : Canadian Space Agency

  2. Question 2. At what altitude will the RCM orbit the Earth?

    Source : Canadian Space Agency

  3. Question 3. How big are the RCM satellites?

    Source : Canadian Space Agency

  4. Question 4. How many RCM images will be produced every year?

    Source : RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2009) – All Rights Reserved – RADARSAT is an official mark of the Canadian Space Agency

  5. Question 5. What is the expected lifespan of the RADARSAT Constellation?

    Source : Canadian Space Agency

  6. Question 6. How often will each spacecraft return over a given point?

    Source : Canadian Space Agency/MDA

  7. Question 7. Name three major differences between the RCM and RADARSAT-2.

    Source : Canadian Space Agency

  8. Question 8. Who built the RCM?

    Source : Canadian Space Agency

  9. Question 9. Where was the RCM built?

    Source : Canadian Space Agency

  10. Question 10. Where will the RCM be operated from?

    Source : Canadian Space Agency

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