Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

October 24, 2007 16:00 ET

Media Advisory: RADARSAT-2/Minister Prentice Inspects Canada's Newest Satellite

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 24, 2007) - The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry, will offer remarks on the next generation, commercial satellite - RADARSAT-2 which 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.

When: Thursday, October 25, 2007

Who: The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry

Schedule: 11:45 - Introduction by Larry Boisvert, President, CSA

11:47 - Remarks by the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of

11:53 - RADARSAT-2 Technical Presentation:
Luc Brule, Director, Earth Observation Projects (CSA)
Hans Baeggli, Director and Program Manager RADARSAT-2 (MDA)

12:35 - Question period followed by one-on-one interviews

13:00 - End of event

Where: David Florida Laboratory
3701 Carling Avenue
Kanata, Ontario

n.b. Media should arrive 20 minutes early to clear security

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