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Designed to operate for seven years, RADARSAT-2 features state-of-the-art synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology, and supports all the existing RADARSAT-1 beam modes, while offering many powerful new capabilities, including improved spatial resolution (3 to 100 metres), fully flexible polarization options and the ability to acquire images to the left and right of the satellite, doubling the ground coverage

RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDONALD, DETTWILER AND ASSOCIATES LTD – All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official mark of the Canadian Space Agency. (Credit: Maxar Technologies Ltd.)

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