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British National Science Center SATellite, also called UK-DMC


Designation 27943 / 03042E
Launch date 27 Sep 2003
Country of origin United Kingdom
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 686 km, sun-synchronous; 270° slot in the DMC system
Inclination 98.2°
Period 98.5 min (4 day revisit)
Launch vehicle Cosmos C

In Nov 2010, it's orbit was lowered to 597 km to reduce lifetime in space and mitigate risk of collision in the sun-synchronous orbit.

End of life

Out of service Nov 2011

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Technical data


The satellite is to test a new concept in remote sensing, GPS reflectometry, which measures the signals from the GPS navigation system after they are reflected off the sea.

Carries a Cisco 3251 router for IP mobile tests.

Downlink: 2230 MHz

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