Tag Archives: RADARSAT Constellation Mission

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).

Harper Rescues the RADARSAT Constellation Mission?

On the day that Chris Hadfield soared into space for his five month mission to the International Space Station comes this National Post story; “Stephen Harper steps in to save Radarsat upgrade after budget cutbacks threatened satellite program’s future.” I almost chocked on my laughter at such an ironic headline. After all, wasn’t it Harper and the government that almost scrapped the program?

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MDA Completes Acquisition of Space Systems/Loral, Releases Earnings and Prepares for RCM

Late last Friday MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) announced it had formally closed the deal to acquire Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) after it had received regulatory approval and secured the necessary financing. MDA announced in their quarterly call yesterday that on the same day of the closing it had been contacted by the Canadian government with a request for proposal for the build phase, Phase …

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RADARSAT Constellation Mission Future and Canadian Space Agency Budget Get MP’s Brief Attention

The future of Canada’s current big space project, the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) and the Canadian Space Agency budget cut were the subject of questions in yesterday’s House of Commons Question Period. The questions were brought forward by Liberal MP Marc Garneau. Garneau is a former astronaut and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) President and knows a thing or two about space.

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