International Designator 2009-041

2009-041A

DEIMOS 1, a Spanish 90-kg remote sensing satellite, was launched on a Dnepr rocket from Baikonur on 2009 July 29 at 18:46 UT. The satellite will gather wide-angle, medium-resolution images. DEIMOS 1 joins the international Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC), a fleet of small Earth-watching satellites designed to provide quick-response imagery to emergency managers worldwide. DMC images are also used for mapping, urban planning, and resource management.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 669

2009-041B

DUBAISAT 1, a 190-kg remote sensing satellite of the United Arab Emirates, was launched on a Dnepr rocket from Baikonur on 2009 July 29 at 18:46 UT. The satellite carries an optical imaging camera with a black-and-white resolution of about 2.5 m and a color resolution of 5 m. The data will be used for urban development, scientific research, telecommunications, transportation, construction, and mapping applications, as well as for forecasting, water quality research and engineering tests.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 669

2009-041C

DMC 2, a UK 96.5-kg remote sensing satellite also known as UK-DMC 2, was launched on a Dnepr rocket from Baikonur on 2009 July 29 at 18:46 UT. The satellite will gather wide-angle, medium-resolution images. DMC 2 joins the international Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC), a fleet of small Earth-watching satellites designed to provide quick-response imagery to emergency managers worldwide. DMC images are also used for mapping, urban planning, and resource management.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 669

2009-041E

NANOSAT 1B, a testbed for the Spanish space agency, was launched on a Dnepr rocket from Baikonur on 2009 July 29 at 18:46 UT. The 50-cm diameter, 22-kg satellite will demonstrate basic space technologies.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 669

2009-041D, 2009-041F

APRIZESAT 4 and APRIZESAT 3, two 12-kg American communications satellites will provide tracking and data monitoring services for companies with remote or mobile assets. They were launched on a Dnepr rocket from Baikonur on 2009 July 29 at 18:46 UT.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 669


Dr. T.S. Kelso [TS.Kelso@celestrak.com/TS.Kelso@centerforspace.com]
Last updated: 2009 August 8 22:58 UTC
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