[Satellite TODAY 06-02-11] Canadian information solutions provider MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) will provide Radarsat-2 spacecraft services to the Russian Government to enhance the government’s ability to provide information support for disaster relief efforts, MDA announced June 1.
MDA received a $4 million Russian government contract to deliver two Radarsat-2 ground station solutions to ScanEx Research and Development Center in Russia, including downlinks from the Radarsat-2 satellite, as well as maintenance, training and support.
The ground stations are located at the Samara State Aerospace University and the Northern Arctic Federal University to support their educational and scientific programs.
“Radarsat-1 and Radarsat-2 offer rapid access to all-weather imagery and surveillance information that Russia can use in monitoring maritime, environmental and shipping situations, ice cover in the Arctic Region, floods on Russian rivers and in support of ships navigation though the Northern Sea Route,” ScanEx Vice President Olga Gershenzon said in a statement.
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