RADARSAT

RADARSAT International
RADARSAT is a Canadian remote sensing Earth observation satellite program overseen by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).wikipedia
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Remote sensing

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Instrumentation aboard various Earth observing and weather satellites such as Landsat, the Nimbus and more recent missions such as RADARSAT and UARS provided global measurements of various data for civil, research, and military purposes.

RADARSAT Constellation

RADARSAT Constellation, the successor to RADARSAT-2, will use a constellation of three small satellites to provide greater coverage while minimizing service interruptions and was launched on June 12, 2019 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9.

Earth observation satellite

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Satellite constellation

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RADARSAT Constellation, the successor to RADARSAT-2, will use a constellation of three small satellites to provide greater coverage while minimizing service interruptions and was launched on June 12, 2019 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9.

SpaceX

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RADARSAT Constellation, the successor to RADARSAT-2, will use a constellation of three small satellites to provide greater coverage while minimizing service interruptions and was launched on June 12, 2019 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9.

Falcon 9

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RADARSAT Constellation, the successor to RADARSAT-2, will use a constellation of three small satellites to provide greater coverage while minimizing service interruptions and was launched on June 12, 2019 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9.

Radarsat-1

Canadian RADARSAT
Main Article: RADARSAT-1 The RADARSAT-1 project consisted of collaboration between the Canadian federal government and provinces, the United States, and the private sector.

Government of Canada

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Main Article: RADARSAT-1 The RADARSAT-1 project consisted of collaboration between the Canadian federal government and provinces, the United States, and the private sector.

United States

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Main Article: RADARSAT-1 The RADARSAT-1 project consisted of collaboration between the Canadian federal government and provinces, the United States, and the private sector.

Synthetic-aperture radar

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The goal of this project was to produce a satellite for earth observation by way of a Synthetic Aperture Radar, which is an advanced radar sensor and powerful microwave instrument capable of producing high quality images of the Earth during day or night and across a wide range of weather conditions including cloud cover, smoke, and haze.

Radarsat-2

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Main Article: RADARSAT-2 RADARSAT-2 was constructed with several improvements over the RADARSAT-1 project, making it one of the most advanced radar imaging satellites in the world.

Angular resolution

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Some of the improvements over RADARSAT-1 include increased spatial resolution, multiple polarization filters, solid state recorders, and GPS receivers on board.

Polarizer

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Some of the improvements over RADARSAT-1 include increased spatial resolution, multiple polarization filters, solid state recorders, and GPS receivers on board.

Solid-state drive

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Some of the improvements over RADARSAT-1 include increased spatial resolution, multiple polarization filters, solid state recorders, and GPS receivers on board.

GPS navigation device

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Some of the improvements over RADARSAT-1 include increased spatial resolution, multiple polarization filters, solid state recorders, and GPS receivers on board.

Maxar Technologies

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It was owned by a consortium of aerospace companies consisting of MDA, Spar Aerospace, COM DEV International, and Lockheed Martin.

Spar Aerospace

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It was owned by a consortium of aerospace companies consisting of MDA, Spar Aerospace, COM DEV International, and Lockheed Martin.

COM DEV International

COM DEV
It was owned by a consortium of aerospace companies consisting of MDA, Spar Aerospace, COM DEV International, and Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin

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It was owned by a consortium of aerospace companies consisting of MDA, Spar Aerospace, COM DEV International, and Lockheed Martin.

Landsat 4

Landsats 4
RSI provided Earth-observation data and derived information products from RADARSAT-1 along with data from other commercially available Earth-observation satellites including Landsat 4, Landsat 5, Landsat 7, IKONOS, IRS, ERS, QuickBird, and ENVISAT.

Landsat 5

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RSI provided Earth-observation data and derived information products from RADARSAT-1 along with data from other commercially available Earth-observation satellites including Landsat 4, Landsat 5, Landsat 7, IKONOS, IRS, ERS, QuickBird, and ENVISAT.

Landsat 7

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RSI provided Earth-observation data and derived information products from RADARSAT-1 along with data from other commercially available Earth-observation satellites including Landsat 4, Landsat 5, Landsat 7, IKONOS, IRS, ERS, QuickBird, and ENVISAT.

Ikonos

IKONOS-1
RSI provided Earth-observation data and derived information products from RADARSAT-1 along with data from other commercially available Earth-observation satellites including Landsat 4, Landsat 5, Landsat 7, IKONOS, IRS, ERS, QuickBird, and ENVISAT.