RADARSAT Constellation Mission design extended

Press Release From: MDA
Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011

MDA announced today that it has signed contract amendments with the Canadian Space Agency for the Design Phase of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM). The additional functionality for RCM resulting from these amendments includes higher security features for the spacecraft, and development of a solution supporting identification of ships using RCM's Automatic Identification System (AIS). In conjunction with the Synthetic Aperture Radar imagery provided by RCM, the AIS system will provide additional data supporting the monitoring of Canada’s coastal zones. The value of the amendments totals $6.8 Million (CAD).

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