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).

The Canadian Space Agency Spent What it Planned to in 2017

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For the first time since its inception, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) spent almost exactly what it planned to in its fiscal year 2017-18 budget according to the recently released Departmental Results Report. The CSA planned spending for the fiscal year 2017 was $353,809,911 and the agency spent $353,457,987, a difference of -$351,924. Not since fiscal year 2002 have they come this close to balancing their budget …

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Maxar’s RADARSAT-2 Loses Use of its Gyroscope and Loses WorldView-4 Satellite

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Canada’s only operational radar satellite, RADARSAT-2, has lost the use of its gyroscope and will now rely on the spacecraft’s three other types of sensors for attitude reference. And in just released news, Maxar announced today that the WorldView-4 satellite control moment gyros have failed and they don’t expect the spacecraft to recover.

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