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Launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission

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Uploaded on July 2, 2019

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Launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission

2019-07-02 - This video highlights the launch milestones of Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM), which took off on June 12, 2019 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

The constellation of three satellites will provide daily images of Canada's vast territory and maritime approaches, as well as images of the Arctic, up to four times a day. It will have daily access to 90 per cent of the world's surface. The RCM is also equipped with an Automatic Identification System (AIS), allowing improved detection and tracking of ships, including those conducting illegal fishing.

(Credits: Canadian Space Agency, SpaceX)

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