Tag Archives: Synthetic Aperture Radar

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

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image of Victoria, Canada

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 …

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Can MDA maintain its commercial SAR lead?

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission satellites were recently installed on their dispenser and inserted into the rocket fairing at SpaceX facilities in Vandenberg Air Force Base

MDA is a leader in the development of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and the commercialization of the resulting data, but as one competitor put it in the fall of 2020, "the commercial SAR floodgates are only just now, this year, slamming open." Can MDA maintain its lead? This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology …

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The boom in Synthetic Aperture Radar satellites

Capella Space Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite

The falling cost of launch services and advances in satellite manufacturing has created an absolute boom in satellite manufacturers and operators. One of the fastest-growing segments is in Earth observation (EO) platforms that use Synthetic Aperture Radar. 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 industry is missing opportunities

European Space Agency Sentinel-2 Earth observation image of Vancouver, Canada July 29, 2019

Industry representatives came together at the GeoIgnite virtual conference for a very frank conversation on the business of optical-based Earth Observation (EO) and radar-based Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) on April 22nd at the “Spatial Finance, New Markets for Earth Observation” panel. 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 …

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Earth observation experts welcome budget funding, outline their own suggestions

First engineering image captured by an RCM satellite with Google Map for reference

Earth observations in Canada will require a next-generation synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and further integration of data products to keep up with the growing needs for monitoring the country, according to a panel of geospatial directors at the virtual GeoIgnite conference. 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 …

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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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Canada, ESA and other partners offer online remote sensing courses

First engineering image captured by an RCM satellite with Google Map for reference

Several Canadian organizations including the Canadian Space Agency, Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Environment Canada have been working with their European colleagues to develop online remote sensing courses. At the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Dirk Werle of the Canadian Space Agency presented an update on the groups efforts. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space …

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