Tag Archives: RADARSAT-1

Earth observation is hitting its stride: MDA

Space-based Earth Observation

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 …

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Radio Contact With Radarsat-1 Lost

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) flight controllers in St Hubert continue to try to regain communication with Radarsat-1 after an anomaly forced it into a safe mode March 29th. Flight controllers were working through a recovery procedure when contact with the spacecraft was lost.

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Canada's RADARSAT-1 to Fill in as ESA's Envisat Service Interrupted

The European Space Agency (ESA) lost contact this week with one of their key earth observation satellites, Envisat, which over its lifespan has provided data to more than 4000 projects in 70 countries. Under a provision with the Canadian Space Agency as part of the Canada – European Space Agency Cooperation Agreement, Canada will provide data from the RADARSAT-1 satellite to fill in the gap …

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RADARSAT-1 Mosaics Released to the Public

The Canadian Space Agency and MDA Geospatial Services today released high-resolution mosaics of Canada, the United States, Australia, Africa and Antartica. The mosaics are the product of 15 years of data collected by RADARSAT-1, Canada’s first commercial earth observation satellite.

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