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RADARSAT-2: Keeping an eye on Earth
RADARSAT-2: Keeping an eye on Earth
Published: 2015/02/20
Channel: Canadian Space Agency
RADARSAT-2
RADARSAT-2
Published: 2017/06/10
Channel: Natalie Chiang
Radarsat-2 SlewPlan 2 (SaVoir)
Radarsat-2 SlewPlan 2 (SaVoir)
Published: 2010/02/24
Channel: TaitusSoftware
Working with RADARSAT-2 in Geomatica Discover
Working with RADARSAT-2 in Geomatica Discover
Published: 2013/12/12
Channel: PCI Geomatics
Stereo DEM Extraction from SAR imagery - RADARSAT-2 (Part 1)
Stereo DEM Extraction from SAR imagery - RADARSAT-2 (Part 1)
Published: 2014/08/22
Channel: PCI Geomatics
Habib Mazaheri - Soil moisture estimation using polarimetric Radarsat-2 data
Habib Mazaheri - Soil moisture estimation using polarimetric Radarsat-2 data
Published: 2014/09/04
Channel: LanduseKN
Accès et Utilisation de RADARSAT-2
Accès et Utilisation de RADARSAT-2
Published: 2012/01/28
Channel: ACSGMontreal
Radarsat-1 - Video Learning - WizScience.com
Radarsat-1 - Video Learning - WizScience.com
Published: 2015/09/24
Channel: Wiz Science™
Radarsat-2 time series over Capivari municipality
Radarsat-2 time series over Capivari municipality
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: Lorenzo Iannini
RADARSAT-2 : Garder un œil sur la Terre
RADARSAT-2 : Garder un œil sur la Terre
Published: 2015/02/20
Channel: Agence spatiale canadienne
The Making of a Satellite – The RADARSAT Constellation
The Making of a Satellite – The RADARSAT Constellation
Published: 2017/01/27
Channel: Canadian Space Agency
Canada
Canada's RADARSAT-1
Published: 2009/11/05
Channel: Kowch737
Radarsat-2 Slew Plan (SaVoir)
Radarsat-2 Slew Plan (SaVoir)
Published: 2010/02/23
Channel: TaitusSoftware
Radarsat 2 Litmus test NAFTA SPP
Radarsat 2 Litmus test NAFTA SPP
Published: 2008/04/07
Channel: 99thDimension
RADARSAT 2  Keeping an eye on Earth online video cutter com
RADARSAT 2 Keeping an eye on Earth online video cutter com
Published: 2015/01/04
Channel: Sahar Hussein
Stereo DEM Extraction from SAR imagery - RADARSAT-2 (Part 2)
Stereo DEM Extraction from SAR imagery - RADARSAT-2 (Part 2)
Published: 2014/08/22
Channel: PCI Geomatics
Download radar images
Download radar images
Published: 2017/01/06
Channel: Ali Nasiri
Meet some of the young engineers getting Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation satellites ready for space!
Meet some of the young engineers getting Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation satellites ready for space!
Published: 2017/06/14
Channel: Canadian Space Agency
radarsat
radarsat
Published: 2013/10/02
Channel: ASF Videos
Launch of Canadian radiolocating SC Radarsat-2 14.12.2007.mpg
Launch of Canadian radiolocating SC Radarsat-2 14.12.2007.mpg
Published: 2012/10/26
Channel: РКЦ - Прогресс
Automated Change Detection with Geomatica and SAR Imagery (Part 1)
Automated Change Detection with Geomatica and SAR Imagery (Part 1)
Published: 2015/04/13
Channel: PCI Geomatics
Working with RADARSAT- 2 Data in Geomatica Discover
Working with RADARSAT- 2 Data in Geomatica Discover
Published: 2013/12/29
Channel: Arfan Sohail
MDA expands imaging modes for RADARSAT 2 satellite
MDA expands imaging modes for RADARSAT 2 satellite
Published: 2015/10/01
Channel: Geospatial Media
Basic SAR Processing and Analysis - ENVI 5.2
Basic SAR Processing and Analysis - ENVI 5.2
Published: 2016/05/31
Channel: Lucian Macovei
learn radarsat-2
learn radarsat-2
Published: 2017/08/29
Channel: Gis Vietnam
Запуск Radarsat 2
Запуск Radarsat 2
Published: 2007/12/14
Channel: Oceanographers.RU
Canadarm creator to transform into U.S. company, raising concerns of tech heading south
Canadarm creator to transform into U.S. company, raising concerns of tech heading south
Published: 2017/11/09
Channel: Top List
Compusult - CEOCat Demonstration
Compusult - CEOCat Demonstration
Published: 2011/05/19
Channel: CompusultCan
NDP: Peggy Nash on RADARSAT 2
NDP: Peggy Nash on RADARSAT 2
Published: 2008/05/07
Channel: NDPVIDEO
SAR Image Processing : Pre-processing to Geometric Correction
SAR Image Processing : Pre-processing to Geometric Correction
Published: 2017/07/10
Channel: Firman Hadi
NDP: Peggy Nash on RADARSAT 2 (part 2)
NDP: Peggy Nash on RADARSAT 2 (part 2)
Published: 2008/05/07
Channel: NDPVIDEO
RadarSat
RadarSat
Published: 2008/08/29
Channel: Isee Vertebratus
Automated Change Detection with Geomatica and SAR Imagery (Part 3)
Automated Change Detection with Geomatica and SAR Imagery (Part 3)
Published: 2015/04/13
Channel: PCI Geomatics
NDP:Peggy Nash on RADARSAT (part 2)
NDP:Peggy Nash on RADARSAT (part 2)
Published: 2008/05/09
Channel: NDPVIDEO
Canada
Canada's Future In Space
Published: 2015/06/04
Channel: Kowch737
Radarsat-1 - IH8Neon
Radarsat-1 - IH8Neon
Published: 2011/02/24
Channel: Ancient Robot
RUAG Space and the RADARSAT Constellation Mission
RUAG Space and the RADARSAT Constellation Mission
Published: 2017/11/07
Channel: RUAG
Geomatica Tutorial - 2CMV (Two color multi view)
Geomatica Tutorial - 2CMV (Two color multi view)
Published: 2012/02/17
Channel: PCI Geomatics
Radar Sat Lincoln RFB
Radar Sat Lincoln RFB
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: D'Ann Gehlsen
NDP:Peggy Nash on RADARSAT
NDP:Peggy Nash on RADARSAT
Published: 2008/05/09
Channel: NDPVIDEO
NPD: Paul Dewar on RADARSAT (part 2)
NPD: Paul Dewar on RADARSAT (part 2)
Published: 2008/05/09
Channel: NDPVIDEO
MDA - ESA Copernicus Program Partnership
MDA - ESA Copernicus Program Partnership
Published: 2016/01/29
Channel: MDA Corporation
Performing SAR Polarimetric Analyses in Geomatica
Performing SAR Polarimetric Analyses in Geomatica
Published: 2014/07/22
Channel: PCI Geomatics
NDP: Paul Dewar on Selling RADARSAT
NDP: Paul Dewar on Selling RADARSAT
Published: 2008/06/09
Channel: NDPVIDEO
¿Qué habrá en la ciudad oculta recién descubierta en México?
¿Qué habrá en la ciudad oculta recién descubierta en México?
Published: 2016/05/14
Channel: Vicente Fuentes
Deepwater Horizon: Oil Spill Analysis (2010.05.10) [1080p]
Deepwater Horizon: Oil Spill Analysis (2010.05.10) [1080p]
Published: 2010/05/10
Channel: djxatlanta
radarsat v5
radarsat v5
Published: 2014/03/28
Channel: NATIONAL Equicom
download free DEM 12 to 5 meters (world)
download free DEM 12 to 5 meters (world)
Published: 2017/04/27
Channel: Géo Tech
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Contribution de l'imagerie satellitale à haute résolution à la foresterie urbaine
Published: 2012/01/28
Channel: ACSGMontreal
Direct Downlink (SaVoir)
Direct Downlink (SaVoir)
Published: 2012/05/13
Channel: TaitusSoftware
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RADARSAT-2
Mission type Radar imaging
Operator MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates
COSPAR ID 2007-061A
SATCAT no. 32382
Website

mdacorporation.com/geospatial/international/satellites/RADARSAT-2

Canadian Space Agency project site
Mission duration designed life: 7.25 years
Elapsed: 10 years, 1 month, 7 days
Spacecraft properties
Bus Prima
Manufacturer MDA
Thales Alenia Space- Italy (TAS-I)
Launch mass 2,300 kg (5,100 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 14 December 2007, 13:17:34 (2007-12-14UTC13:17:34Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-FG/Fregat
Launch site Baikonur 31/6
Contractor Starsem
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Sun-synchronous

RADARSAT-2 is an Earth observation satellite that was successfully launched December 14, 2007[1][2][3] for the Canadian Space Agency by Starsem, using a Soyuz FG launch vehicle, from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome. RADARSAT-2 was previously assembled, integrated and tested at the David Florida Laboratory near Ottawa, Ontario before the start of its launch campaign.

The end of the spacecraft and ground segment commissioning period was declared on April 27, 2008 after which routine commercial operation started. The Satellite has a C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) with multiple polarization modes, including a fully polarimetric mode in which HH, HV, VV and VH polarized data are acquired. Its highest resolution is 1 m in Spotlight mode (3 m in Ultra Fine mode). In ScanSAR Wide Beam mode the SAR has a nominal swath width of 500 km and an imaging resolution of 100 m. Its left looking capability allows the spacecraft the unique capability to image the Antarctic on a routine basis providing data in support of scientific research.

The prime contractor on the project is MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), who have previously built projects such as the Canadarm. Other collaborating companies included EMS Technologies and Alenia. EMS Space & Technology/Montreal division was bought by MDA in 2005. RADARSAT-2 is owned and operated by MDA.

RADARSAT-2 is a follow-on to RADARSAT-1 which mission terminated in April 2013. It has the same orbit (798 km altitude sun-synchronous orbit with 6 p.m. ascending node and 6 a.m. descending node). Some of the orbit characteristics are 24 days repeat cycle (=343 orbits), 14.29 orbits per day, each orbit being 100.75 minutes duration. It is filling a wide variety of application, including sea ice mapping and ship routing, iceberg detection, agricultural crop monitoring, marine surveillance for ship and pollution detection, terrestrial defence surveillance and target identification, geological mapping, mine monitoring, land use mapping, wetlands mapping, topographic mapping.

On 4 July 2009, Canada's Department of National Defence announced their intention to increase RADARSAT-2 usage for surveillance of Canada's coastlines and the Arctic. To carry out this new project, the satellite's owner MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) of Richmond, B.C., was awarded $25-million contract to carry out upgrades (called project Polar Epsilon) to enhance the satellites capabilities to detect surface ships. The upgrades consisted of creating new beam mode (OSVN and DVWF) that target improvements in maritime vessels detection over a broad area, as well as upgrading the RADARSAT-2 ground segment to improve conflict resolution with other government users. Two new ground stations for the data reception have been built, one on the east coast at Masstown, N.S., and the other at Aldergrove, B.C. (west coast). These two new stations are mainly used for the Polar Epsilon project.[4]

As of January 2017, RADARSAT-2 is entering its 9th operational service year. Numerous enhancements have been added to the original capabilities both on the ground and on the space segments. The operational performance is well within the specification with an acquisition success rate above 97% (Acquisition successfully executed Vs Acquisition loaded on the Spacecraft for execution) and a percentage of availability of 99.95% (hours of outage Vs total hours in a year). The usage of SAR data have been steadily growing from an average of 3.5 minutes per orbit in 2008 to an average of 12.09 minutes per orbit in 2017. The network of ground receiving station continues to expand with 19 partners organization using 44 antennas at various reception sites. By mid-August 2015, the addition of the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO) X Band receiving station in Inuvik has significantly increased RADARSAT-2 downlink capacity in Canada.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soyuz rocket lifts Canadian radar satellite into space". CBC News. 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  2. ^ "RADARSAT-2 has been successfully launched". Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  3. ^ "Successful launch of RADARSAT-2". Archived from the original on 2007-12-16. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]

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