Space Alpha Insights awarded $2 million for SAR satellite on-board processing technology (Corrected)

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image of Victoria, Canada. Credit: NASA/JPL.

The Canadian Space Agency has awarded Space Alpha Insights Corp. a $2 million Space Technology Development Program contract to develop Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite on-board processing technology.

In an earlier version of this story SpaceQ said that EarthDaily Analytics was awarded this contract. While technically true from the Canadian government perspective, the actual contract will eventually be awarded to SpaceAlpha Insights Corp. This is the result of the bankruptcy of UrtheCast where some assets were retained by EarthDaily Analytics, formerly UrtheCast, and other assets were acquired by Space Alpha Insights Corp.

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Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.