The UKDMC-2 satellite is part of the UK Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) which was launched on July 29, 2009. With a Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) of 22m and a swath width of 650km, the UKDMC-2 satellite provides medium resolution imagery which has been used to monitor various disasters including the recent Ebola outbreak and flooding in the UK.
  • UKDMC 2 Satellite Imagery - Forest fires - California, USA
  • UKDMC 2 Satellite Imagery - Forest fires, DRC
  • UKDMC 2 Satellite Imagery - Nile Delta, Egypt
  • UKDMC 2 Satellite Imagery - Amazon, Brazil
© UK-DMC2, 2014. Airbus DS


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Parameter UKDMC-2
Orbit Altitude 686km
Spectral Bands Three spectral bands (520-900nm) with two visible (22m) and one near-infrared (22m) band
Swath Width 650km
Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) 22m
Launch/Life Expectancy 2009 - 2016
Revisit Time 5 days
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