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The RADARSAT Constellation mission is a Canadian government owned Earth Observation system with an initial three satellites whose primary instrument is a Synthetic Aperture Radar. The satellites are used for civil and defence purposes including:

 

– Maritime surveillance (ice, surface wind, oil pollution and ship monitoring);

– Disaster management (mitigation, warning, response and recovery); and

– Ecosystem monitoring (agriculture, wetlands, forestry and coastal change monitoring).

MDA to invest in commercial synthetic aperture radar satellite

RADARSAT Constellation Mission RCM

MDA announced today that it will design and build a commercial synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite for its own commercial use, a departure in how it has previously approached satellite development. 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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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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Canadian Space Agency budget increases 20% for 2020-21

Canadian Space Agency budget 2020

The Canadian Space Agency budget is increasing by 20% over last years budget according to its recently released Departmental Plan. This isn't an April Fools joke, it does however require some context. 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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Canada Issues Tender Consultation for Future Earth Observation Systems

This is a Mosaic of Canada which is made from 121 images captured by Canadian satellite RADARSAT-2.

It's been much anticipated, and now the Government of Canada is moving forward with a consultation to define what Earth Observation systems Canada should consider as a follow-on to the RADARSAT Constellation Mission. 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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