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The Prime Minister Visits Facility Housing Canada’s Billion Dollar Satellite Constellation

Prime Minister Trudeau at MDA

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the third Canadian leader since the flagship billion dollar RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) was approved in 2004. This past week on a visit to Montreal, he stopped by MDA’s facility to see the satellites and take a tour of where some of Canada’s innovation in space products takes place.

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The Government Invests $26.7M in 33 Organizations for the Space Technology Development Program

Minister Bains, astronaut Jeremy Hansen, Canadian Space Agency president Sylvain Laporte and representatives from some of the organizations that received funding through the Space Technology Development Program

Everyone was smiling at MDA’s Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue facility, not only because the government had just announced an investment of $26.7 million through the Space Technology Development Program (STDP), but also because the participants we’re about to see the three RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) satellites before they get shipped for launch this fall. All told, there were 49 projects funded through the STDP from two announcements of opportunities.

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