Satellite Radarsat-2 of Radarsat International

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Radarsat-2
Country of Operator/Owner Canada
Operator/Owner Radarsat International
Users Commercial
Purpose Earth Observation
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 791
Apogee (km) 793
Eccentricity 0.000139625802848366
Inclination (degrees) 98.6
Period (minutes) 100.7
Launch Mass (kg.) 2924
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 14-12-2007
Expected Lifetime 7 yrs.
Contractor MacDonald, Dettwiler/Thales Alenia Spazio
Country of Contractor Canada/Italy
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Soyuz
COSPAR Number 2007-061A
NORAD Number 32382
Comments Use of radar sensors to provide remote sensing through all weather and darkness.


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