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RADARSAT Constellation Mission: Finding solutions for a better Canada

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Uploaded on May 14, 2019

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RADARSAT Constellation Mission: Finding solutions for a better Canada

2019-05-14 - The RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) uses a trio of satellites to take daily scans of our country and its waters collecting invaluable information. This important data helps captains safely navigate through Arctic waters, farmers maximize their crop yields and first responders save lives, among other solutions.

(Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

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Narrator: Our country is vast, with very different challenges from coast to coast to coast.

With the help of satellite technology, the Canadian Space Agency provides solutions to some of those challenges.

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission uses a trio of satellites to take daily scans of our country and its waters.

Equipped with radar and ship identification systems, they collect invaluable information about our country.

These satellites assist in determining ice conditions, helping captains navigate through Arctic waters and bring supplies to remote villages and helping northern communities travel safely over ice during hunting and fishing expeditions.

Satellites monitor soil stability and changes in the permafrost and gather important data that contributes to understanding climate change, so we can better protect our environment and our wildlife.

To maximize crop yields, farmers use satellite data to measure moisture levels in soil, reducing how much water, pesticide and fertilizer they use in order to protect and improve the environment for years to come.

And when disasters strike and people are in danger, satellite images help rescue teams respond faster, saving lives and reducing the impact on people and infrastructure.

The RADARSAT Constellation satellites work together to bring solutions to important challenges that affect all Canadians.

The Canadian Space Agency. Finding solutions for a better Canada.

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