Newfoundland based C-CORE will receive $3.2 million in funding from the federal and Newfoundland governments to help the company as it builds capacity for Earth Observation data from small satellites.
The funding comes from the Government of Canada through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. $2.7 million is from the federal government and $500,000 is from the Newfoundland government department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation.
The news release from the government states “C-CORE is building capacity to collect data from small satellites (smallsats) that orbit the earth for observation purposes such as environmental monitoring. Using comparably small-scale ground stations, C-CORE is extracting large amounts of data from the orbiting smallsats. It then analyzes and interprets the data to more effectively monitor and measure environmental indicators, such as greenhouse and air quality gas emissions, for clients in various sectors, including resource development, transportation, and safety and security.”
“C-CORE is developing innovative ground station technology in St. John’s with initial deployments in the Arctic (Inuvik, Northwest Territories) and in Atlantic Canada (Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador).”
C-CORE has been gradually building its Remote Sensing Systems and Earth Observation capabilities in the last couple of years with deals with Boeing, Airbus Defence and Satellite, LOOKNorth and RBC Signals.