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An artist’s rendition of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, a constellation of three Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites.
An artist’s rendition of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, a constellation of three Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites.
(MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates)

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It’s radar love (again) for Ottawa and MDA

The Harper government and space company MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. are like a tempestuous couple that just can’t quit each other. With Ottawa signing a $706-million contract this week with the Richmond, B.C.-based firm for the construction of three radar satellites, everyone’s in a good mood again. Perhaps this is a good time to see what we can learn from their last tiff.