SpaceX is ready to Deploy Falcon 9 Rocket again with the payload of three Canadian Satellites. The Mission will commence on Wednesday, from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The Falcon 9 rocket will take off with the Radarsat Constellation of Rockets from Canadian Space Agency. According to the SpaceX, Falcon 9 rocket will take approximately one hour to deploy the satellites in the desired orbit. Canada’s Radarsat is the Radar-imaging satellite meant for increasing the frequency of the data radar can receive from the satellites.
The Mission is dubbed as RCM or Radarsat Constellation Mission from Canadian Space Agency. It is the successor of Radarsat – 2 Satellites, which are already orbiting the planet. With these three satellites joining the Radarsat -1 and Radarsat -2, will form a constellation and thus being named as RCM. With the constellation of satellites, the Mission will increase the frequency of the data transfer to the planet with Canadian receptors. While others were a single-satellite mission, this is a triple satellite mission, which SpaceX will deploy in a single take. The RCM Series satellites are equipped with the essential micro-payloads necessary for the Mission.
Also, the satellites will have a C-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) payload with Earth-facing antenna for continuous communication with Ground Control. The satellites will emit the radio signals towards the surface, and after analyzing the reflected signals, the satellites will build the profile of the earth’s surface and will track changes in the same. Canadian Space Agency expects to use the data received from RCM missions for national defense ecological and disaster monitoring and maritime surveillance purposes. Currently, the main priority of these satellites is to create a detailed map of North Atlantic, Arctic, and the Great Lakes to support ship navigation, track ships in areas of interest of the Canadian government.