Earth Observation

Maxar’s RADARSAT-2 Loses Use of its Gyroscope and Loses WorldView-4 Satellite

RADARSAT-2 painting

Canada’s only operational radar satellite, RADARSAT-2, has lost the use of its gyroscope and will now rely on the spacecraft’s three other types of sensors for attitude reference. And in just released news, Maxar announced today that the WorldView-4 satellite control moment gyros have failed and they don’t expect the spacecraft to recover.

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Focus on Business Case for Data: Earth Observation Officials

Satellite dishes, data, C-Band, spectrum illustration

Data analytics professionals have a wealth of Earth observation data to deal with, so several representatives of industry suggested ways to manage the overwhelming flow of information at a Canadian Space Agency (CSA) conference. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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CSA Plans for Post Radarsat Constellation as Earth Observation Panellists Speak of Data Challenges

RADARSAT Constellation Mission artist rendering

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is already thinking about what's next after its RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) launches in February 2019. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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