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.