MDA, an Ontario-based aerospace company, Canadausing its proprietary technology to help Ukraine against the invasion Russia.
The Canadian government has authorized MDA to collect satellite images of restricted areas in Ukraine using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).
“Imagery captured by MDA’s SAR technology, which is unique in its ability to see through all weather and cloud conditions, will be combined and analyzed with other image sources from commercial Earth observation companies. to develop a comprehensive intelligence report for Ukraine,” the CEO of MDA said. Mike Greenley. , quoted from space.com.
“We are honored to have been able to use our radar satellite capabilities to contribute to this international effort, and we will continue to do everything in our power to help governments. Ukraine protect its citizens,” he added.
The MDA radar capability is quite large. For example, they built Radarsat-2, which has been circling the Earth since December 2007, and three Radarsat Constellation spacecraft, which launched into Earth orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in June 2019.
Greenley’s brief statement did not specify what other images MDA would review. There are several possibilities, for example, that Colorado-based Capella Space also captured SAR imagery of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
Additionally, there are spacecraft operated by Maxar Technologies, Planet, and BlackSky that have taken photographs of the invasion and its effects in optical light. Maxar recently released a series of photos showing extensive damage to shops, homes and other civilian buildings in the city of Mariupol, Ukraine the besieged.
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