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29 September 1995 Infrared technology in the Canadian space program
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Canada recently approved a new long term space plan (LTSP). It involves continuation of international collaboration in space science, continued participation to the International Space Station project and sustained support to the Earth Observation RADARSAT program. Optical technologies, in particular infrared technologies, are at the core of many of the ongoing and planned missions. Areas of interest include imaging doppler-shift and Fourier transform interferometry, correlation spectroscopy, and space vision systems. The LTSP also sets the major thrusts for the developement of new space missions and supporting technology programs, emphasizing the role of international collaboration and Canadian industry involvement. Communications, earth observation, and space science will constitute the essence of future space applications. Notably, two science small satellites are proposed. To allow implementation of future projects to proceed effectively, a technology developemnt program is being defined. It is based on continued improvement of space demonstrated systems and on investigating advanced optical technologies.
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Fernand Rheault "Infrared technology in the Canadian space program", Proc. SPIE 2553, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing III, (29 September 1995);

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