Satellite family: DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation)
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.
- AlSAT-1 (Algeria);
- BilSAT (Turkey);
- NigeriaSAT-1 (Nigeria);
- UK-DMC (United Kingdom);
- Beijing-1 (China).
- Deimos-1 (Spanish commercial);
- UK-DMC 2 (United Kingdom);
- NigeriaSAT-2 (Nigeria);
- NigeriaSat-X (Nigeria).
|Sensor name||ESIS (Extended Swath Imaging System)|
|Sensor short description|
|Sensor type||Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)|
|Resolution class||Medium (30 - 300 m)|
|Swath width (at nadir)||600 km|