Uploaded on March 19, 2013
Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite (M3MSat)
2013-03-19 - M3MSat is a tele-detection satellite, and its mission is to demonstrate and test the technology of three instruments.
M3MSat will orbit around Earth at an altitude of approximately 650 kilometres and travel over all Canadian waters approximately ten times a day. The satellite is an advance in the monitoring of Canadian waters, as its position above Earth will allow it to cover a much larger area than ground sensors to capture AIS signals.
(Credit: Canadian Space Agency)