ABB is the Company That’s In Your Life Everyday that You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Artist rendering of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1). Credit: Ball Aerospace Technologies. Corp.

That weather forecast you listen to everyday is brought to you in part by sensors ABB developed in part as a result of investments made by the Canadian government in a science satellite called SciSat 15 years ago.

In this podcast recorded at the CASI ASTRO 18 conference in Quebec City, you’ll hear from Jacques Giroux, Business Development Manager, Space & Defence Systems at ABB. Jacques is also the incoming president of CASI, the organizers of the conference.

ABB is large Swiss multinational company with 135,000 employee and revenues of $34.3B in 2017. ABB has about 4,000 employees in Canada but less than 5% of those work in its space segment which is headquartered in Quebec City. And while the space segment is a very small portion of the overall company, it is an important segment as you’ll hear. It’s even possible you might not have heard of their efforts in Canada. That’s primarily because most of their work is exported. In particularly, they are known for their weather satellite sensors which are being used today on European and U.S. satellites.

Listen to my conversation with Jacques.

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About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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