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Category Archives: Arctic Sovereignty
The importance of RADARSAT-2 to the interests of Canada can not be overstated. It is commonly recognized as the crown jewel of Canada’s domestic space technology industry and NASA said it made Canada “world renowned.” Yet after having been in operation for less than a month it was almost sold to Alliant Techsystems (ATK), a U.S. aerospace and defence company, and the largest ammunition manufacturing entity in the world. Continue reading
I recently wrote about RADARSAT-2’s history and its relevance to Canadian Arctic Sovereignty. There are also military applications to this Earth Observation Satellite that, if acted on, could make Canada party to and equally at fault to any violations of International Law that might occur… Continue reading
With the Northwest Passage opening up due to a changing climate and several nations challenging Canadian sovereignty over it, the importance of RADARSAT-2 in regards to Arctic sovereignty is obvious. Continue reading