Heaviest satellite launched by Canadian Space Agency into space at 1,430 kg
A government satellite, RCM-1 is operated by Canadian Space Agency of Canada for the purpose of earth observation (Radar Imaging).
Constructed by MDA Corporation (Canada), it was launched into space on 12 June 2019 using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Vandenberg AFB. RCM-1 orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.
RCM-1 has a launch mass of 1,430 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 7 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2019-033A and NORAD ID 44322.
With an orbital eccentricity of 1.44E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 584km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 604km. It takes 97 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.