July 30, 2013 by Chris Bergin

SpaceX have announced the award of a reservation contract that lines them up as the launch service provider for three satellites that will make up the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM). The agreement with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) calls for the satellites to ride uphill on a Falcon 9 in 2018.

SpaceX/MDA Agreement:

The announcement provides the first manifested mission for SpaceX’s 2018 commercial launch schedule.

The launch reservation contract with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) will result in SpaceX supporting Canada’s largest space program to date.

RCM is a three satellite configuration and will support Canada’s need for maritime surveillance, disaster management and ecosystem monitoring. The mission will build on the successes of RADARSAT-1 and RADARSAT-2.

Source: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/07/spacex-falcon-9-radarsat-constellation/

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