May 1, 2008 -- Richmond, BC - RADARSAT-2, Canada’s next-generation commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite, completed commissioning April 25, 2008 and is now in full commercial operations. Products are available for the expanded suite of beam modes and MDA’s RADARSAT-2 Order Desk is open for business.
“We are delighted to announce the successful completion of the commissioning review, and that we are - today, in full “routine operations”. We are looking forward, with great anticipation, to serving the global Earth Observation community with this powerful new data source,” said John Hornsby, General Manager for MDA’s Geospatial Services business area.
Launched December 14, 2007, RADARSAT-2 offers unparalleled imaging flexibility, dual polarization and full polarimetric imaging options, high-resolution and a highly responsive programming and delivery ground segment.
RADARSAT-2 is the result of a unique collaboration between MDA and the Canadian Space Agency.
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