As the David Florida Laboratory Prepares to Close Commercial and Other Options Offer Alternatives

The third RCM spacecraft is about to be inserted in a thermal vacuum chamber for testing at the David Florida Laboratory. Credit: CSA/John A. Brebner.

CBC News reported on Friday, March 1 that the David Florida Laboratory will close by the end of March 2025. The storied facility has seen its share of important projects, but its closure does provide commercial alternatives an opportunity to expand.

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Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and Executive Vice President, Content of SpaceNews. Boucher has 25+ 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.