Satellite Sapphire (Space Surveillance Mission of Canada) of Department of National Defense

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Sapphire (Space Surveillance Mission of Canada)
Country of Operator/Owner Canada
Operator/Owner Department of National Defense
Users Military
Purpose Space Observation
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 772
Apogee (km) 787
Eccentricity 0.00104902440730121
Inclination (degrees) 98.6
Period (minutes) 100.4
Launch Mass (kg.) 148
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 25-02-2013
Expected Lifetime 5 yrs.
Contractor Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd/MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates
Country of Contractor UK/Canada
Launch Site Satish Dhawan Space Center
Launch Vehicle PSLV
COSPAR Number 2013-009C
NORAD Number 39088
Comments Space observation of manmade objects - debris.


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