Geomatics Atlantic 2018 Confirmed Presenters

Steve Iris

Manager and Senior Program Officer Canadian Space Agency
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Biographical Info

Since he joined the Canadian Space Agency in 2002, Mr. Iris  occupied various responsibilities. From RADARSAT-1 mission planner to manager of international relations responsible for Africa and South America, including support for the Space Affairs Advisor at the Canadian Embassy in Washington. In December 2010 he became the Mission Manager for the RADARSAT Constellation, which ensures that the entire satellite system meets mission objectives and user requirements.

The RADARSAT Constellation

RADARSAT Constellation Mission The RADARSAT Constellation is the next step in evolution of the RADARSAT Program with the objective of ensuring data continuity, improved operational use of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data and improved system in reliability.

The mission consists of three identical C-band SAR satellites flying in a constellation which will provide complete coverage of Canada’s land and oceans offering an average daily visit, as well as a potential daily access to 90% of any location on the globe.

The main objective of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission is on meeting Government of Canada User Department’s needs and requirements in Core Use Areas such as Maritime Surveillance, Disaster Management, Ecosystem Monitoring and Northern Development.

The constellation is designed primarily as a wide area monitoring system, offering medium resolution data, but it will also offer high resolution imaging capabilities, including a Spotlight Mode, as well as multiple polarization including Compact Polarimetry.

The greatly enhanced temporal revisit combined with accurate orbital control will enable advanced interferometric applications in between satellites on a four-day cycle that will allow the generation of very accurate coherent change maps. RADARSAT Constellation Mission frequent revisit capability, near real-time SAR data availability and vessel identification capabilities (through an AIS payload) will provide the capability to identify and monitor ships up before they enter national waters or ports.

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission is currently under construction with satellite launches planned for 2018. This presentation will describe the overall RADARSAT Constellation Mission system, the space and ground segments, provide an overall project status and discuss activities surrounding Canadian Government user’s operational readiness.

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