UK-DMC 1 (BNSCSat 1) [SSTL]
BNSCSat (British National Space Centre Satellite) or UK-DMC 1 is the UK component of DMC. The Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) is a novel international co-operation in space, led by SSTL bringing together organisations from seven countries: Algeria, China, Nigeria, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Vietnam. The DMC Consortium is forming the first-ever microsatellite constellation bringing remarkable Earth observation capabilities both nationally to the individual satellite owners, and internationally to benefit world-wide humanitarian aid efforts.
UK-DMC hosts a high capacity 1-Gbyte solid data recorder, a micropropulsion experiment that will qualify an ultra-low cost system for future nanosatellites and a GPS reflectometry payload to look for reflections of GPS signals from the sea surface.
UK-DMC 1 was retired in November 2011.
|Type / Application:||Earth Observation|
|Operator:||British National Space Centre|
|Equipment:||32-meter resolution imager in 3 spectral bands|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Lifetime:||5 years (8 years reached)|
|Orbit:||677 km x 694 km, 98.21°|
|UK-DMC 1 (BNSCSat 1)||2003-042D||27.09.2003||Pl LC-132/1||Kosmos-3M||with STSAT 1, Bilsat 1, NigeriaSat 1, Mozhayets 4, Larets, Rubin 4-DSI|