Beijing-1

Family DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation)
Description

The Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) is an international program initially proposed in 1996 and led by SSTL (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd), Surrey, UK, to construct a network of five affordable LEO microsatellites. The DMC consortium comprises a partnership between organizations in Algeria, China, Nigeria, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Each  satellite is independently owned and controlled by a DMC Consortium member.

The objective is to provide a daily global imaging capability at high and very high resolution (32 m, 22 m and 2,5 m), in 3-4 spectral bands, for rapid-response disaster monitoring and mitigation.

First Generation
  • AlSAT-1 (Algeria);
  • BilSAT (Turkey);
  • NigeriaSAT-1 (Nigeria);
  • UK-DMC (United Kingdom);
  • Beijing-1 (China).

Second Generation

  • Deimos-1 (Spanish commercial);
  • UK-DMC 2 (United Kingdom);
  • NigeriaSAT-2 (Nigeria);
  • NigeriaSat-X (Nigeria).
Organisation SSTL (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd)
Website link
Launch-End 27/10/2005 - 27/10/2013
Status decommissionned
Orbit altitude 686 km
Orbit inclination 98.8°
Orbit type Sun-synchronous circular orbit
Equatorial crossing time 10:15
Period 97.7 min
Sensors CMT (High resolution optical imagers)
ESIS (Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR))
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