Organization: COM DEV International Ltd

Canada and Israel consider joint space missions

MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd (MDA) and COM DEV International Ltd are each receiving $300,000 from the federal government to conduct concept studies for potential Canada-Israel space missions. MDA will partner with Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd (IAI) to study the feasibility of an advanced payload for a future mission that would enhance the flexibility of…

Com DEV invests in integrated circuit maker

COM DEV International Ltd, Cambridge ON, is investing US$500,000 in Anokiwave Inc to jointly pursue opportunities in the space market. Anokiwave is a radio frequency integrated circuit designer and supplier and COM DEV participated in its recent financing to secure access to the San Diego-based firm’s advanced technology. Anokiwave’s silicon core integrated circuits are designed…

Com DEV invests in integrated circuit maker

COM DEV International Ltd, Cambridge ON, is investing US$500,000 in Anokiwave Inc to jointly pursue opportunities in the space market. Anokiwave is a radio frequency integrated circuit designer and supplier and COM DEV participated in its recent financing to secure access to the San Diego-based firm’s advanced technology. Anokiwave’s silicon core integrated circuits are designed…

Russian launch of COM DEV satellite cancelled

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is working to secure a new launch for a military satellite developed by COM DEV International Ltd after the federal government scrapped plans to have the bird launched on a planned Russian Soyuz rocket. The cancellation of the M3M satellite launch is the result of increasing tensions between Canada and…

COM DEV receives $5.2M for micro-satellite program

COM DEV International Ltd, Cambridge ON, has received $5.2 million in federal funding for its new Micro-Satellite Infrastructure Program to develop a new class of micro-satellites that are significantly cheaper to build and launch than traditional geo-stationary earth orbit satellites. The funding flows through the Southern Ontario Development Program, a key program under the Federal…

CSA provides $8 million for 26 R&D contracts

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has announced 26 R&D contracts worth more than $8 million as part of its Space Technology Development Program. The projects involve 13 companies, a research institute (National Optics Institute) and Laval Univ. The firms are exploring technology niches in the areas of telecommunications, spacecraft design, laser sensors and others. MPB…

COM DEV launches maritime data services subsidiary

COM DEV International Ltd has launched a new subsidiary to offer automatic identification system (AIS) data services to the global maritime community. exactEarth Ltd will launch an initial constellation of three microsatellites within the year to provide the service, which will give countries unprecedented visibility into the activities of its shipping vessels. The technology underpinning…

COM DEV validates marine tracking technology

COM DEV International Ltd has validated its automatic identification system (AIS) technology for the space-based tracking and monitoring of marine traffic with the successful, one-year orbiting of its NTS nanosatellite. The success of the eight-kilogram satellite is the culmination of a five-year system and technology development program and provides the technical foundation for a maritime…

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…

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…