Selling of RADARSAT

The sale of RADARSAT-2 is one that has been bubbling below the surface and is finally starting to get some media attention. There is a real and valid concern that the sale of B.C.-based MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates (MDA) to Alliant Techsystems of Minnesota will result in the loss of domestic capacity to monitor ice and traffic in the North – capacity that Canadian taxpayers paid to develop and deploy.

For those who are also concerned about this issue – or who simply want to learn more – the Liu Institute and the Rideau Institute will be holding a joint event this Wednesday, April 7th 16th at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver.

RADARSAT-2: ARE WE SELLING OUR EYES?

A Public Forum on the Proposed Sale of MacDonald Dettwiler’s space division

Wednesday, April 16, 7:00 PM

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vanier Park, Vancouver

Speakers include:

Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law, UBC
Paul Cottle, former employee, MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates
Wade Huntley, Director, Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Research, UBC
Steve Staples, President, Rideau Institute on International Affairs

Sponsored by the Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC & Rideau Institute on International Affairs

ALL WELCOME

8 thoughts on “Selling of RADARSAT

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  2. j.Gee

    U.S. Paul Cellucci in 2003, speaking of the inestimable usefulness of Radarsat 1 in the illegal invasion of Iraq which Canada officially opposed:- “Ironically, the Canadians indirectly provided more support for us in Iraq than the rest of those 46 countries that are fully supporting us….” (phew-w-w…..as a Canadian, sure makes one proud, eh?)

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  3. j.Gee

    U.S. Paul Cellucci in 2003, speaking of the inestimable usefulness of Radarsat 1 in the illegal invasion of Iraq which Canada officially opposed:- “Ironically, the Canadians indirectly provided more support for us in Iraq than the rest of those 46 countries that are fully supporting us….” (phew-w-w…..as a Canadian, sure makes one proud, eh?)

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