The RADARSAT family consists of a pair of Canadian Remote Sensing satellites:
The RADARSAT-1 satellite was Canada's first commercial Earth observation satellite developed to monitor the planet's natural resources and environmental changes. It was equipped with a state-of-the-art synthetic aperture radar (SAR) instrument that could be steered to collect data over a 1,175 km wide area using seven beam modes.
RADARSAT-2 is a jointly-funded satellite mission of CSA (Canadian Space Agency) and MDA (MacDonald Dettwiler Associates Ltd. of Richmond, BC), representing a Canadian government/industry partnership in a commercial venture. RADARSAT-2 is an advanced state-of-the-art technology follow-on satellite mission of RADARSAT-1 with the objective to:
b) provide data continuity to RADARSAT-1 users and to offer data for new applications tailored to market needs.
13 November 2015
One of Greenland's glaciers is losing five billion tonnes of ice a year to the ocean, according to researchers. While these new findings may be disturbing, they are reinforced by a concerted effort to map changes in ice sheets with different sensors from space agencies around the world.
21 March 2014
ESA is offering limited amounts of RADARSAT-1 and -2 data for science and application development.
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