Defence Enhanced Surveillance from Space - Project (DESSP)
DESSP will replace and improve upon the capabilities delivered by the GC project RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) and Polar Epsilon 2. DESSP will continue the operational provision of space-based Synthetic Aperture RADAR (SAR) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) data, and will deliver additional capabilities/payloads, some classified.
Requirements for the design
and development of future Space-Based Surveillance (SBS) systems that will be composed of space-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR), Automatic Identification System (AIS), Electro Optical/Infrared (EO/IR), Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI), and other space-based surveillance payload capabilities.
$1 billion to $4.99 billion
Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)
- 2019/2020 Start Options Analysis
- 2022/2023 Start Definition
- 2028/2029 Start Implementation
- 2032/2033 Initial Delivery
- 2033/2034 Final Delivery
Defence Capability Areas
Defence Capability Investment Areas
- Battlespace Situational Awareness Tools
- Information Management Tools
- Satellite Communications Systems
- Satellite Subsystems
Key Industrial Capabilities
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