Terrestrial Snow Mass Mission Concept Study. Credit: Environment Canada/CSA.

Canadian Space Agency Issues RFP for a Terrestrial Snow Mass Mission Concept Study

The Canadian Space Agency has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a Terrestrial Snow Mass Mission concept study. The value of the contract is up to $400,000 with a deadline for proposals of August 18th at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

The concept study has the following objectives:

  • Identify and analyze payloads to meet operational requirements for terrestrial snow mass measurements perform trade-offs and identify best options.
  • Develop mission concepts to meet primary requirements for snow mass measurements and assess the feasibility to meet the secondary mission objectives related to sea ice, land ice and ocean vector winds measurements.
  • Identify key Canadian technologies and propose a mission development plan.
  • Examine alternate options as preparatory work for a preliminary business case.

The tender is available on the Canadian government Buy and Sell website.

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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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