Uploaded on May 14, 2019
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)
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
The RADARSAT Constellation Mission uses a trio of satellites to take daily scans of our country and its
Equipped with radar and ship identification systems, they collect invaluable information about our
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
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
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.