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Data Acquisition Division July 16, 2014
Data Acquisition Division • The Division plays a leadership role in Canada by providing access to Earth Observation data through: • Satellite station infrastructure • Long term archiving, and; • Dissemination of satellite imagery for the Government of Canada. • The Centre’s remote sensing activities are regulated by the Remote Sensing Space System Act.
Providing Coverage for North America Inuvik Satellite Station Facility Gatineau Satellite Station Facility Prince Albert Satellite Station Facility
NRCan/CCMEO Satellite Station Facilities Prince Albert Satellite Station (PASS) § Since July, 1972. § NRCan owned facility Gatineau Satellite Station (GSS) § Since October, 1985. § NRCan owned facility Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF) § Since August, 2010. § NRCan is the licensee for the Facility. § Unique partnership model with the Canadian private sector and international collaborators.
Revitalization In August 2012, the Government of Canada announced funding of $38. 9 million to equip Natural Resources Canada’s satellite station facilities with state-of-the-art antennas. The announcement provides funding for the installation of four antennas: § two in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, § one in Gatineau, Quebec and §one in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. Funding also supports a data management system to house and safeguard satellite information.
6 Prince Albert revitalization • Two new 13 -meter antennas. • The first antenna was installed in June 2013. • Second antenna completion expected in the fall 2014. 6
Gatineau revitalization • One 13 -meter antenna, inaugurated June 2014 7
Inuvik Satellite Station Facility § A modern satellite station facility in Canada’s Arctic, inaugurated in 2010, with space and capacity for additional occupants. § § The unique partnership model serves as an enabler to access EO data for public good, while commercial opportunities are pursued and local capacity building is considered. The Inuvik Satellite Station Facility currently hosts two antennas: § The first one is owned by DLR § The second one, is owned by a partnership between SSC (formerly the Swedish Space Corporation) and CNES. § NRCan’s antenna is the third one on the site 8
Inuvik Satellite Station Facility – expansion • A: Available for expansion, could host up to 15 antennas • B: Existing, will host the NRCan antenna with potential room for two more • C: Could be considered for future expansion in the longer term • D: Existing, hosts the first two antennas 9
10 Inuvik – Installation of NRCan’s antenna § The NRCan antenna is comissioned § A new operations building was erected during winter 2014 to support NRCan antenna and possibly 2 more. 10