Sapphire
05 Jul 2010
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Sapphire is part of the Canadian Space Surveillance System. It tracks objects in high Earth orbit to provide data used in the U.S Satellite Catalogue.

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​​​​​Sapphire

SSTL

RAL Space Involvement
Thermal vacuum testing of the satellite in the AIV facilities which simulate the vacuum conditions of space.

Mission Objectives
To identify and survey manmade objects in medium to high orbit around the earth.

Launch Date
25 February 2013​

Partners
Canadian Department of National Defence (DND), MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd, COMDEV, SSTL 

For more information please contact: RAL Space Enquiries

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