25 Feb '13, 1pm

This morning Canada successfully launched its first dedicated operational military satellite!

The Canadian Sapphire satellite is successfully launched 13.063 - February 25, 2013 OTTAWA – Sapphire, Canada’s first dedicated operational military satellite, was successfully launched today from Sriharikota, India, by the Indian Space Research Organization. “It is with great pleasure that I announce that Canada’s Sapphire satellite has been successfully launched,” said Defence Minister Peter MacKay. “Sapphire is a sound investment that will help safeguard billions of dollars of space assets, in fields such as telecommunications, weather, search and rescue, and global positioning systems.” Canada’s Sapphire, a space-based electro-optical sensor, will track man-made space objects in high Earth orbit in order to improve Canada’s space situational awareness. Data from the Sapphire satellite will contribute to the U.S. Space Surveillance Network, enhancing the ability of both...

Full article: http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelle...

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