BRIAN BULLOCK'S SPACE TREK
Brian Bullock's office in the penthouse suite of a downtown Calgary office tower is brightened by a row of skylights. Visitors are almost encouraged to look up and ponder the pale blue skies of a warm spring morning
It's somehow fitting. Bullock and his company, Intera Information Technologies Corp., have carved a business from those skies. Intera planes have operated over 83 countries and five continents worldwide, winging the profits back to the Calgary headquarters for over 15 years. And now Bullock, president and CEO of Intera, is planning to go beyond those blue skies and into the blackness of space. Intera recently won an exclusive contract from the Canadian Space Agency to market data from the $441-million RADARSAT satellite to be launched in 1994.
Owned and operated by the Canadian Space Agency, RADARSAT will orbit the earth for five years, scanning the globe with sophisticated radar beaming the results back to earth. Intera, along with three partners, will sell the data to end-users and pay a royaltry to the space agency. The major clients are expected to be governments wanting timely and reliable data on forest depletion, coastal waterways, fishing banks, oil spills, Arctic ice, grain crops -- virtually anything touching the earth's surface.
Computers will assemble the digitalized data into …