Organization: Canadian Space Agency

COM DEV wins micro-satellite contract

COM DEV International Ltd has received an $8.6-million contract to design, build and launch a Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Micro-satellite to demonstrate the capability of the company’s automatic identification system (AIS) technology. The contract was jointly issued by Defence Research and Development Canada and the Canadian Space Agency. COM DEV specializes in space sub systems…

NanoQuébec launches biosensors funding program

NanoQuébec has teamed with the Canadian Space Agency and the Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations, a Network of Centres of Excellence, to fund projects addressing targeted issues in health detection and diagnostics using biosensors with nanoscience and nanotechnology components. Up to $2 million is available.

CSA awards $109-million contract to MDA

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd (MDA) a $109-million contract over four years to continue its logistics, engineering and technology services for the mobile servicing robotics system on the International Space Station. The announcement came hours after Industry minister Jim Prentice confirmed his decision to block the sale of…

CSA and NASA sign telescope pact

The Canadian Space Agency and NASA have signed an agreement defining the terms of cooperation for the James Webb Telescope. NASA is responsible for management and operation of the mission to build the spacecraft, telescope and platform hosting the instruments. The CSA will provide a fine guidance sensor instrument — to be built by COM…

COM DEV wins $39-million telescope camera contract

COM DEV International Ltd has been awarded a $39-million contract from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to build a specialized camera for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) — a follow-on to the Hubble telescope slated for a 2013 launch. The fine guidance sensor and tunable filter camera is the first production mandate for COM…

CSA awards $10.3 million for space technologies

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded $10.3 million for 36 R&D contracts through its Space Technology Development Program. The contracts include guidance, navigation and control software for the autonomy, safety and reliability of space systems, refinements of a new satellite concept for sensing land surface types, fast distress alerts to reduce search and rescue…

CSA bankrolls $19.5-M Mars mission weather station

The Canadian Space Agency has announced the final $6 million of a $19.5-million investment in the design and construction of a meteorological instrument destined for Mars. MDA Space Missions, Brampton ON, is the prime contractor for the fully integrated weather station, set for launch in 2007 as part of NASA’s Phoenix Lander Mission. Dubbed MET,…

COM DEV wins $12-million CASSIOPE contract from MDA

COM DEV International Ltd has received a $12-million contract from MacDonald Wettwiler & Associates Ltd (MDA) for an information delivery subsystem for the CASSIOPE space research mission. The contract for Ka-band communication technology is the first major contract between the two companies. MDA funding was provided by the Canadian Space Agency which is investing heavily…

EMS receives CSA contract for new generation telescope

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded a $5-million contract to EMS Technologies’ Space and Technology Group, Ottawa, for a key component of the $1.5-billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). EMS will design a fine guidance laser in partnership with COM DEV, Cambridge ON, allowing the JWST to measure positions of faint stars with considerable…