Satellite Facilities

Reception Services

Coverage Circles

The Prince Albert (PASS) and Gatineau (GSS) Satellite Stations provide complete coverage of the Canadian landmass and coastlines. Coverage extends well into the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, as well as the continental United States including a significant portion of Alaska.


Gatineau Satellite Station

Gatineau Satellite Station

A/Station Manager: Gary Crocker

The Gatineau Satellite Station presently receives data from the following Earth observation satellites:

The Canada Centre for Remote Sensing has operated the Gatineau Satellite Station since October 1985.

Gatineau Satellite Station Location and Reception System Capabilities

The station is located in Cantley, Quebec, and consists of a main operations building with an annex and two S/X-Band 10 metre satellite receiving antennae.

The size and layout of the facility allows for additional receiving antennae.

For more information about the Gatineau Satellite Station please see: (1997) CCSDS 411.0-G-3: Radio Frequency & Modulation - Part I: Earth Stations. Green Book (3): 54-58 http://public.ccsds.org/publications/GreenBooks.aspx.

Prince Albert Satellite Station

Prince Albert Station

Station Manager: Kevin Adams

The Prince Albert Satellite Station presently receives data from the following Earth observation satellites:

The Canada Centre for Remote Sensing has operated the Prince Albert Satellite Station since the launch of the first operational remote sensing satellite, ERTS-1 (Landsat-1) in July, 1972.

Prince Albert Satellite Station Location and Reception System Capabilities

The station is located near the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and consists of an operations building, two S/X-Band 10 metre satellite receiving antennae and one L-Band 2.5 metre antenna.

The size and layout of the facility allows for additional receiving antennae and expansion of processing systems.

For more information about the Prince Albert Satellite Station please see: (1997) CCSDS 411.0-G-3: Radio Frequency & Modulation - Part I: Earth Stations. Green Book (3): 54-58 at http://public.ccsds.org/publications/GreenBooks.aspx.