||Satellite mission>Earth observation
||SSTL: Surrey Satellite Technology Limited
||In the timeframe 2005/6, SSTL (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.) started planning for second generation missions (with improved imaging capabilities) to be added to the current first generation DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation), coordinated by DMCii (DMC International Imaging Ltd.). The basic enhancement of the second generation missions is to provide wide-swath multispectral imagery at higher resolutions (660 km swath with 22 m pixel size at nadir). The DMC satellites are built on a platform developed by SSTL under the BNSC MOSAIC (Micro Satellite Applications in Collaboration) program.
The DMC-2G satellites not only provide data continuity, but also a greatly enhanced imaging capability to cover large areas of territory at enhanced resolution. The objective is to offer the timely imagery (broadcast service) to a global community of customers with the capability of a direct downlink to a customer ground station. The combination of multiple spacecraft in constellation provides for daily coverage at a resolution that enables effective monitoring of the rapidly changing environment.
The following DMC second generation missions are under development at SSTL (some documentation is only available of the first mission):
||Natural hazards & disasters
General Earth observation
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||Surrey Satellite Technology Limited
Surrey Space Centre
University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH
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|Spatial Coverage & Location(s)
||01/01/2008 - 31/12/2008
Deimos-1 launch date window
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