The RADARSAT program and Synthetic Aperture Radar

RADARSAT-2 painting. Credit: MDA.

Canada is a technology leader when it comes to Synthetic Aperture Radar and has decades of experience through the RADARSAT programs.

In today’s Terranauts podcast host Iain Christie takes you on a decades long journey on what Synthetic Aperture Radar is, how it came to be a defining technology Canada is known for, and why the country ventured on this path.

Iain introduces the podcast this way:

“On the podcast we have talked to Terranauts who have been in on the early days of big programs and we have talked to Terranauts that are bringing new technology to space and to market. Today we are going to talk to a couple of Terranauts who have spent their careers watching and helping a technology through literally three generations in space. That technology is Synthetic Aperture Radar, or RADARSAT as it is known in Canada, and those Terranauts are Gord Rigby and Alan Thompson.”

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About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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