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Malaysia Signs Radarsat 2 Deal with MDA

[Via Satellite 07-08-2015] The Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA), an agency under the purview of the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), has awarded three contracts to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) for Radarsat 2 services.

MDA will provide a Radarsat 2 ground station, training to develop products based on the satellite data, and one year of Radarsat 2 information prior to the station’s activation. The ground station is scheduled to be installed and operational in early 2016.

MRSA intends to use the satellite information to support a number of applications, such as flood monitoring, maritime and agricultural monitoring, and natural resource management. The agency also plans to develop digital elevation products for a variety of mapping applications. MRSA has used information from the Radarsat satellite fleet since 2003. Launched in 2007, Radarsat 2 enables global high-resolution data acquisition regardless of light or weather condition.