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MDA wins Canadian Hyperspectral Mission contract

Canada: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has signed a contract with the Canadian Space Agency to develop the mission concept for the Canadian Hyperspectral Mission. MDA will lead a team of experts to develop a satellite constellation concept to collect hyperspectral imagery around the globe and specifically in Canada and its coastal waters on a weekly basis.

Hyperspectral remote sensing collects the full spectrum of light reflected from the earth's surface and separates it into dozens of spectral bands. Analysing the spectral bands reflected by a feature on the ground can reveal its composition and evolution providing critical information to environmental, security and natural resource decision makers.

Source: MDA