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May 22nd, 2014

MDA Corporation—A Fine Look (Imagery)

[SatNews] MDA’s Information Systems group has commercially launched a unique new imaging mode for RADARSAT-2.

Artistic rendition of the RADARSAT 2 satellite.

Image courtesy of MDA.

This Extra-Fine mode provides an unprecedented ability to capture exceptional resolution imagery over large areas, providing a capability that is ideally suited to support monitoring large areas coupled with identifying detailed changes. The Extra-Fine imaging mode is able to provide single polarization synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery at a 5 meter resolution, over a 125km x 125km area (or 15,625km2 per scene).
The RADARSAT-2 satellite has global high-resolution surveillance capabilities that include a large collection capacity and high accuracy. The satellite acquires data regardless of light or weather condition, provides frequent re-visit imaging options, and is supported by ground receiving stations that provide near real-time information delivery services. This versatility makes RADARSAT-2 a reliable source of information in multi-faceted intelligence surveillance and monitoring programs.

There's more information at the MDA infosite: http://www.mdacorporation.com/