The government announced Wednesday that a British Columbia-based communication and information company will build, launch an initially operate three radar satellites for the Canadian Space Agency
“This is exciting news,” said Daniel Friedman, MDA president and CEO is a press statement issued by the company. “RCM builds on the world-leading geospatial and radar capabilities that MDA has developed through the RADARSAT -1 and RADARSAT – 2 missions.”
The RCM is a constellation of three satellites that will providing round-the-clock coverage, according to MDA. The satellites will circle the Earth every 96 minutes and take pictures of up to 95 per cent of the planet’s surface.
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