The Canadian Space Agency launched Radarsat 1 on November 4th 1995 from NASA’s western range facility in California, USA. Radarsat 1 was Controlled by the Canadian Space Agency’s mission control located in St. Hubert, Quebec, Canada. This satellite was the first of its kind with the ability to penetrate clouds and darkness with a radar based technology. The satellite employed a synthetic aperture radar which was sending back stunning high detailed images of the earth from a polar orbit.
November 4th 1995
Canadian Space Agency
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Orbit of earth
For More Information:
- RADARSAT-1 – Canadian Space Agency
Launched in November 1995, RADARSAT-1 provided Canada and the world with an operational radar satellite system capable of timely delivery of large amounts of data.
- Radarsat-1 – Wikipedia
RADARSAT-1 is Canada’s first commercial Earth observation satellite. It utilized synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to obtain images of the Earth’s surface to manage natural resources and monitor global climate change.
- RADARSAT-1 – MDA
RADARSAT-1 is no longer operational, but archival images covering the 17 years of operation are still available and may be ordered from MDA for a variety of applications.
- The Commercial Space Blog: The End for RADARSAT-1
Canada’s Radarsat-1 satellite stopped communicating with Earth last month, and the country’s oldest Earth observation satellite may be permanently lost.