Heaviest satellite launched by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. into space at 447 kg
DMC 3-1 is a commercial satellite operated by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom) for the purpose of earth observation (Optical Imaging).
Delivered via PSLV (launch vehicle) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, it was launched into space on 10 July 2015 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. DMC 3-1 was constructed by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (UK).
DMC 3-1 has a launch mass of 447 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 10 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2015-032A and NORAD ID 40715.
With an orbital eccentricity of 1.92E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 636km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 663km. It takes 98 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.