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The CSA Issues AO for the Space Technology Development Program for Industrial Capability Building Contribution

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has released an announcement of opportunity (AO) for the Space Technology Development Program for Industrial Capability Building Contribution.


According to the AO the “the aim of increasing the commercial potential of Canadian space companies to secure its fair share of the New Space Economy. ” Technology themes eligible are Robotics, Optics, Satellite Communications, and Space-based Radar. Mission concept studies are not eligible.
The AO is open only to for-profit companies established and operating in Canada, though not-for-profits and universities can be subcontractors.
A total of $10 million is available with funding ranging from $200,000 to $2 million per project. The deadline to apply is August 7, 2015 and the project can run no more than 36 months.
Full details of the AO are available on the CSA website.

About Marc Boucher

Marc Boucher
Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceRef Canada Interactive Inc, CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef U.S., advisor and co-founder of the Canadian Space Commerce Association, and director and co-founder of MaxQ Accelerator Inc. Previously he was the founder of Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine which he sold.

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