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The RADARSAT constellation is a pair of Canadian Remote Sensing satellites. The constellation consists of:

The Company[edit]

RADARSAT International (RSI) was formed in 1989 by a consortium to market, process, and distribute data worldwide from Canada's RADARSAT-1 Earth-observation satellite.[2]

RSI provides Earth-observation data and derived information products from commercially available Earth-observation satellites, such as RADARSAT-1, LANDSAT, LANDSAT 5, LANDSAT 7, IKONOS, IRS, ERS, QuickBird, and ENVISAT.[3]

In 1999, MacDonald Dettwiler completed a buy out of the other RSI shareholders. Today, RSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of MDA, under the name of MDA Geospatial Services Inc. (MDA GSI).

MDA GSI Hold the operating license for RADARSAT-2 satellite, an MDA Satellite built in partnership with the Canadian Government.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Soyuz rocket lifts Canadian radar satellite into space". CBC News. 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  2. ^ "MacDonald Dettwiler to Acquire Radarsat International". Archived from the original on 2006-05-06. Retrieved 2006-07-16. 
  3. ^ "RADARSAT International". Directions Magazine. Retrieved 2006-07-16. 

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