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CSA Awards Contracts to Improve Earth Observation

12 Oct 2020, 10:55 UTC
CSA Awards Contracts to Improve Earth Observation
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Canada from space (Credit: RADARSAT-2 Data and products © MDA Geospatial Services Inc. 2014 – All rights reserved. RADARSAT is an official mark of the Canadian Space Agency)

LONGUEUIL, Quebec (CSA PR) — In a country as vast as Canada, observing Earth from space helps our government monitor and protect the environment and the North, manage our natural resources, and ensure the safety and security of Canadians.

Canada’s RADARSAT satellites have been monitoring our country for 25 years. The high-quality data they send down to Earth enables services like ice mapping, maritime surveillance, and disaster response. It advances cutting-edge science to understand our planet.

Satellites like the RADARSAT Constellation Mission take years to build and launch to space, and they don’t last forever. Canada is planning for the future.

Eight contracts of $350,000 each have been awarded to develop new solutions on how to meet an increasing need for Earth observation data in the future.

The companies that received funding are MDA Systems Ltd, Polar View Canada Limited, C-CORE, AstroCom Associates Inc., Space Strategies Consulting Ltd (SSCL), INSARSAT Inc., UrtheCast Corp. and Airbus DS GmbH.

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