DMC3: The Mission
Under a £110 million contract SSTL is providing three SSTL-300S1 satellite platforms, a new smallsat design which provides unparalleled 1-meter high-resolution imagery with high-speed downlink and 45-degree off-pointing.
The three satellites will form a new constellation, DMC3, with daily revisit times which is crucial for change detection, disaster monitoring and response planning, and essential for acquiring cloud-free imagery.
The SSTL-300S1 satellite design features advanced avionics and optical systems that make it possible to perform several different types of imaging such as mapping terrain, strip imaging, and mosaic imaging for wide areas.
21AT will lease 100% of the imaging capacity of the three satellites.
The spacecraft are due for launch in 2015 on PSLV-XL from Sriharikota, India.
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