Earth observation is hitting its stride: MDA

Space-based Earth Observation. Credit: Canadian Space Agency.

A senior MDA executive says Earth observation (EO) is "on the brink of a really integrated and operational era" due to continued efforts from his company and others around the world.

Within Canada, MDA is famous for its RADARSAT series of satellites – RADARSAT-1 (no longer operational after exceeding its design life), RADARSAT-2 (still working well after more than a dozen years in space) and the newly launched (in 2019) RADARSAT Constellation, a trio of three satellites carrying on the series' tradition of observing Earth in synthetic aperture radar.

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Elizabeth Howell
Is SpaceQ's Associate Editor as well as a business and science reporter, researcher and consultant. She recently received her Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota and is communications Instructor instructor at Algonquin College.