In FY 2015, which extends from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) budget was C$## (US$## million). This is an increase of ##% over FY 2014 funding. The largest increase in CSA’s budget was seen in the Space Data, Information, and Services sector. The increase is primarily due to the development of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM), which will provide synthetic aperture radar data used for maritime surveillance, disaster management, ecosystem monitoring, and a variety of other civil, commercial, and defense applications. The first RCM satellite is expected to launch in 2018.
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