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SpaceX Falcon 9 set to launch three Canadian Earth observing satellites

USA: SpaceX plans to launch three next generation Earth observing satellites for the Canadian Space Agency on June 12. A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket has been scheduled to launch the three satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The two satellites making it to the orbit were Radarsat-1 launched in 1995 and stayed in operation till 2013 and Radarsat-2 that was launched in December and is still in operation. ” The prepresentatives added, “The RCM will support the Government of Canada in delivering responsive and cost-effective services to meet Canadian needs in areas like maritime surveillance, ecosystem and climate change monitoring and helping disaster relief efforts. ” According to Canadian Space Agency officials, “The RCM satellites will settle into an orbit about 370 miles (600 kilometers) above our planet.

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