Tag Archives: RADARSAT Constellation Mission

The RADARSAT Constellation mission is a Canadian government owned Earth Observation system with an initial three satellites whose primary instrument is a Synthetic Aperture Radar. The satellites are used for civil and defence purposes including:

 

– Maritime surveillance (ice, surface wind, oil pollution and ship monitoring);

– Disaster management (mitigation, warning, response and recovery); and

– Ecosystem monitoring (agriculture, wetlands, forestry and coastal change monitoring).

Who Will Champion the Canadian Space Program?

Budget 2018

Tomorrow Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver the Liberal Party’s third budget since coming to power in October 2015. The space community awaits anxiously to see if this is the year a Canadian government steps up and supports the space program to a greater extent than it has.

Read More »

The Canadian Space Agency has Underspent its Budget for the Last 17 Years

Canadian Space Agency

In the last 17 years the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has left $802 million in planned spending unspent. In the last three years the CSA has underspent its budget by $201 million. In 2010 the Conservative government began the process of decreasing the CSA’s base budget from $300 million to $260 million. The Liberal government has not restored the CSA’s annual base budget funding cut. Add these points …

Read More »

MDA’s Acquisition of DigitalGlobe Can be a Bridge Between American and Canadian Defence

DigitalGlobe on the future of geospatial intelligence at #GEOINT2017

The stars have once again aligned for Canada’s leading space firm. Earlier this month, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., now known simply as MDA, a Canadian global communications and information enterprise providing technology solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide, completed its $2.4 billion purchase of DigitalGlobe, an American-based global provider of high resolution Earth imagery and geospatial information.

Read More »