Canadian Space Agency Awards 26 Research and Development Contracts

Federal Minister of Industry Tony Clement today announced that the Canadian Space Agency has awarded 26 research and development contracts to 15 companies worth a total of $8 million.

Companies receiving contracts include:
– ABB Bomem Inc. (Quebec)
– Advantech Satellite Networks (Quebec)
– ARTsensing Inc.(Ontario)
– Bristol Aerospace Limited (Manitoba)
– COM DEV International Ltd. (Ontario)
– EMS SATCOM (Ontario)
– Integrity Testing Laboratory Inc.(ITL) (Ontario)
– MDA (Ontario, British Columbia)
– MPB Communications Inc. (Quebec)
– National Optics Institute (INO) (Quebec)
– Neptec Design Group (Ontario)
– NGC Aerospace Ltd. (Quebec)
– Passat Ltd. (Ontario)
– Systemes Humains-Machines Inc. (Quebec)
– Universite Laval (Quebec)
“These projects aim at developing our capability in the Canadian space sector in key technological niches such as telecommunications, spacecraft design and laser sensors, to name only a few”, said Minister Clement. “These investments in Canadian innovation will continue to improve Canada’s productivity and competitiveness, while leveraging our science and technology research capacity. More than ever, the Canadian Space Program is a critical driver in the growth of the Canadian economy.”
The 26 contracts were awarded through the CSA’s Space Technology Development Program (STDP).
Details on awarded contracts to follow.

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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