Canadian Government Issues $38.9 Million in Satellite Antenna Funding to NRCan
[Satellite TODAY 08-14-12] Canada has allocated $38.9 million in funds to equip Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) satellite station facilities with state-of-the-art antenna systems, Canadian government officials announced Aug. 13.
NRCan is the federal center of expertise for the nation’s Earth observation data satellites.
Canada will use the satellite technology to provide real-time scientific information on its landmass in order to address a wide array of applications, such as environmental monitoring, stewardship, resource exploration and development, emergency response, navigation, sovereignty and security.
Funding for the new Canadian satellite antenna systems and the overall revitalization of the NRCan satellite station facilities is part of a government initiative to support applied science within Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2012.