Neptec wins $11.9-million contract for new sensor suite

Mark Henderson
September 19, 2017

Neptec Design Group has been awarded an $11.9-million contract by the Canadian Space Agency to design a vision sensor suite for the International Space Station (ISS), scheduled to launch in 2021. The new vision system will be operated from the Canadian-made Dextre Robotic arm and provide critical services to the ISS, inspecting exterior surfaces of the ISS to keep the aging laboratory safe and operational. Like an airport’s control tower, the sensor suite will also be used to monitor and provide trajectory information about vehicles as they approach the ISS for docking.  This new sensor suite incorporates Neptec's core technologies with several Canadian sensing technologies necessary for future space exploration.

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