Military Space

CSA Solicits Study of Military Automatic Identification System Sensor for the RADARSAT Constellation Mission

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is following up its RADARSAT Next Generation Options Study of last summer with a new feasibility study of a design of an Integrated Automatic Identification System (AIS) Sensor that would eventually be built and placed on the satellites of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM).

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Is Canadian Sovereignty at Risk by a Lack of an Indigenous Satellite Launch Capability?

Canada has no indigenously satellite launch capability and until the last decade it wasn’t even an issue people within the industry contemplated too seriously. However global security events such as 9/11, arctic sovereignty, earth observation needs have all increased Canada’s need and reliance on satellites. So does Canada need an indigenous satellite launch capability? It’s a question worth exploring as we consider whether Canadian sovereignty …

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The CSA Issues RADARSAT Next Generation Options Study for the Department of Defence

Today the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) issued through the tender service MERX a request for two separate firms to carry out a study on the RADARSAT Next Generation Options Study. The primary objective of the study work is to perform an in-depth evaluation of the Department of Defence (DND) requirements for surveillance radars and identify implementation options in a system that would enter into operation …

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