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DMC 2 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 35683
Int'l Code: 2009-041C
Perigee: 665.0 km
Apogee: 666.9 km
Inclination: 97.9 °
Period: 97.9 minutes
Semi major axis: 7036 km
RCS: 0.448 m2 (medium)
Launch date: July 29, 2009
Source: United Kingdom (UK)

The UK-DMC 2 satellite will gather wide-angle, medium-resolution images with optical payloads able to see objects about 72 feet [22 m] across. The spacecraft join four existing disaster monitoring satellites with less-capable imaging equipment. Those payloads are owned by agencies in the U.K., Nigeria, Algeria and China. UK-DMC 2 increase the fleet's total imaging capacity twenty-fold, according to DMC International Imaging Ltd., the firm that markets the constellation's products. Officials use the constellation's images for mapping, urban planning, resource management, security and disaster relief purposes. UK-DMC 2 weighs about 212 pounds [96 kg] and is a follow-on to a 6-year-old first-generation disaster monitoring satellite.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 35683U 09041C   15147.87633910  .00000170  00000-0  35717-4 0  9999
2 35683 097.9309 039.6113 0001357 085.4115 274.7258 14.70703459312569

Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 633