Canadian radarsats and astronaut pressers

As the anniversary of Apollo 11 approaches, astronaut interviews are in growing demand! Today, Anne McClain and Christina Koch spoke to CNN and North Carolina’s Our State Magazine.

The major launch of the week was Wednesday’s RADARSAT Constellation Mission. The successor to the venerable RADARSAT-1 and RADARSAT-2, the triplet of satellites will use C-band electronic radar to provide digital elevation data to a variety of GIS users, from farmers and foresters to climate researchers. The satellites are built and operated by MDA, for the Canadian Space Agency. The Falcon 9 launch took place on a foggy California morning, 1417 UT 12 June 2019.

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