Satellite facilities

Sattelite image
 

Canada has the second largest landmass and the longest coastline of any country in the world.  Observing Canada’s territory from space, including the Arctic, is a powerful and cost effective tool to monitor our land, water and borders. From space, satellites can provide information on:

  • Natural resources
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Shipping and navigation
  • Safety, sovereignty and security

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has been managing satellite station facilities in collaboration with the private sector since 1972. NRCan’s satellite station facilities are strategically located across Canada to ensure coverage of Canada’s landmass and waters.  These facilities include:

 

 

 

Together these three stations provide satellite imagery coverage of all areas of Canada. Coverage also extends into the continental United States and over all three oceans (Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic).