MDA expands imaging modes for RADARSAT 2 satellite

MDA expands imaging modes for RADARSAT 2 satellite

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KEY POINTS
• Ship detection mode ideal for illegal fishing and sovereignty protection
• Ocean Surveillance mode includes monitoring of ocean features

MDA’s Information system’s group has released two new RADARSAT-2 imaging modes for commercial use. These modes will enhance the capabilities of RADARSAT-2 satellite. The ship detection mode provides superior ship detection capability for ships 25 meters in length, over areas as large as 450 kilometers x 500 kilometers in a single RADARSAT-2 scene. This is ideal for applications such as illegal fishing and sovereignty protection. The Ocean Surveillance mode can image areas as large as 530 kilometers x 500 kilometers in a single scene. It includes monitoring of ocean features like detecting oil on water, ice and wind analysis. The RADARSAT-2 satellite has global high resolution surveillance capabilities.