Satellite Systems

Radar imaging of Mars

In collaboration with Western University in London, Ontario, we are conducting a feasibility study on the potential of studying Mars using our radar imaging satellite technology. Our payload and execution plans were developed according to NASA mission concepts to align with international ambitions.

A map like no other

The proposed satellite would use radio waves to image the surface and sub-surface of Mars. Its readings could yield crucial information like precise surface properties and the distribution of ice and water. This scientific exploration would help determine landing sites for future Mars missions.


  • 7 months – Approximate time it would take to send a radar imaging satellite to Mars orbit
  • 6 – Number of operational satellites currently in Mars orbit
  • 22 minutes – Time it can take to send a transmission between Earth and Mars
  • 6 – Number of Canadian academic institutions providing scientific expertise to the study