Canadian Instrument Set to Launch on Important Earth Observation Satellite SWOT

Artist illustration of Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) spacecraft. Credit: NASA.

A Canadian division of a U.S. company is playing a keystone role in a NASA-French led satellite mission.

California-based Communications & Power Industries Inc. (CPI), which has an office in Georgetown, Ont., supplied a crucial part of the wide-swath radar instrument that will fly aboard the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite slated for launch early on Friday (Dec. 16).

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