BackForward Satellite: RCM-3 

Satellite details
Acronym RCM-3
Full name RadarSat Constellation Mission - 3
Satellite Description
  • 3rd (last) flight unit of the RCM programme.
  • Main mission: multi-purpose SAR observation, expecially for ice.
  • Substantial contribution to surveillance and emergency management.
Mass at launch 1300 kg Dry mass
Power 1600 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data are distributed on a commercial basis by MDA Geospatial Services from the CDPF in Gatineau.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 592 km
ECT 06:00 desc


Space agency CSA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 12 Jun 2019 EOL ≥2026
Last update: 2021-04-08
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on RCM-3

Acronym Full name
SAR RCM Synthetic Aperture Radar (C-band) for RadarSat constellation
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Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
SAR RCM active 5400 - 5400 MHz N/R  kHz - A   C-band SAR