Antarctic flight of private companies in the United States, SpaceX will reportedly launch a radar satellite into space. After successful trials 'leap' Grasshopper rocket, SpaceX will launch the Canadian radar satellite.
Space Reported on Wednesday (31/07/2013), Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) will launch three satellites for the Radarsat Constellation Mission (RCM) Canada. The launch will be done in 2018 with the help of a single Falcon 9 rocket.
Cooperation contract between SpaceX and Canada was set in January this year, where the Canadian Space Agency provided funds to MDA Corp., based in Richmond, British Columbia amounted to 706 million Canadian dollars (USD692 million). The funds are used to build satellites RCM.
RCM satellite will gather images as sharp resolution of 3.3 feet (1 meter). The picture will look great for many aplikais Arctic region covering the supervision and monitoring of disaster.
SpaceX is expected to launch the first satellite launch MDA in a satellite experiment, dubbed Cassiope this year. The launch of these trials will make use of the Falcon 9 rocket which SpaceX owned v1.1 has been enhanced.
The upgraded version reportedly has a new engine design and haulage better. The rocket also will be used for the next mission in launching commercial satellites to geostationary transfer orbit.