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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - RCM-2 -
Full Name RADARSAT CONSTELLATION-2 Status Approved
Mission Agencies CSA, AAFC, DFO, DND, EnvCan, NRCAN, PSC Launch Date Jul 2018
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Nov 2025
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 96.4 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 97.7 deg
Orbit Altitude 600 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 18:00 Repeat Cycle 12 days
Objectives and Applications Ecosystem monitoring, maritime surveillance, disaster management.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Winds SAR (RCM)
LandAlbedo and reflectance SAR (RCM)
Landscape topography SAR (RCM)
Vegetation SAR (RCM)
Surface temperature (land) SAR (RCM)
Multi-purpose imagery (land) SAR (RCM)
OceanOcean topography/currents SAR (RCM)
Ocean surface winds SAR (RCM)
Ocean wave height and spectrum SAR (RCM)
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) SAR (RCM)
Snow & IceIce sheet topography SAR (RCM)
Snow cover, edge and depth SAR (RCM)
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness SAR (RCM)
Mission Instruments
AIS (RCM) - Automated Identification System (RADARSAT Constellation)
SAR (RCM) - Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) C band
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