Canada will send new satellites into orbit to observe the Arctic
Canada will send three new RADARSAT Constellation research satellites into space. They are planned to be put into orbit on June 11. It was reported by the Canadian Space Agency.
This is a new generation of satellites to monitor the surface of the Earth. They will be put into orbit by the SpaceX American Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The new vehicles will replace outdated similar satellites of the RADARSAT-2 system, which have been in orbit since 2007.
The cost of this project is estimated at 1.2 billion Canadian dollars.
The specialists clarified that the RADARSAT Constellation satellites would monitor the state of the ecosystems in the Arctic and the movement of ships in the region.