Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

October 23, 2007 13:07 ET

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE-Media Advisory/Canadian Space Agency: RADARSAT-2, Ready for Launch

Technical Briefing for Media A correction from source is being issued with respect to the release sent out this morning at 11h13 AM EDT. Please note that this event has been cancelled.

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 23, 2007) - Canada's next-generation Earth Observation satellite, Radarsat-2, has successfully passed integration, qualification and testing phases and is now ready for shipment to the launch site in Baikonur Kazakhstan.

The Canadian Space Agency and MDA, its prime contractor, are offering media a technical briefing on the capabilities of Canada's newest and most advanced space satellite that will deliver precision imaging to meet the priorities of the Government of Canada and the needs of Government departments and a growing number of scientific and commercial clients worldwide.

Luc Brule, Director of Earth Observation Projects (CSA) and Hans Baeggli, Senior Space Program Engineer at MDA, will brief the media on the RADARSAT-2 Earth Observation Mission that is scheduled to be launched on December 8, 2007 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. This will be the last opportunity for media to view the satellite prior to its shipment for launch.

This next-generation, commercial radar satellite offers powerful technical advancements that will enhance Canada's ability to protect its sovereignty in the far north, while supporting marine surveillance, ice monitoring, disaster management, environmental monitoring, resource management and mapping in Canada and around the world.



When: Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Who: Luc Brule, Director, Earth Observation Projects (CSA)
Hans Baeggli, Director and Program Manager RADARSAT-2 (MDA)

Schedule: 10:30 a.m. - Presentation on RADARSAT-2, technical aspects
and applications

11:00 - Question period followed by one-on-one interviews

11:30 - End of event

Where: David Florida Laboratory
3701 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario


For more details on the mission, visit the Canadian Space Agency's website at http://www.space.gc.ca/asc/eng/satellites/radarsat2.

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