July 11 – MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd has announced that the U.S. government, through the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, (NIMA) has contracted with the company’s Information Products group to provide RADARSAT-1 products and services, such as near-real time delivery of RADARSAT-1 data.
RADARSAT-1 has been used for land information feature extraction, three- dimensional mapping, flood information products, and for radar interpretation training. RADARSAT-1 is a powerful and versatile Earth observation satellite that provides information-based services to the international community.
The contract, awarded by NIMA to MDA subsidiary RADARSAT International, has a maximum value of $8 million over the next three years. NIMA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Defence.