CSA Seeks Request for Information for ESA's 1st Semester 2010 Technology Harmonization Process

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) today issued a Request for Information (RFI) to Canadian organizations involved in space technology development and/or research in Canada to provide comments on technical information stemming from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) 1st Semester 2010 Technology Harmonization process led by ESA’s Technology Harmonization Advisory Group (THAG), where the CSA represents the Canadian delegation.

Since 1979 Canada has had the special status of a Cooperating State within ESA and is now the only associate member country. Due to this special relationship, the CSA takes part in ESA’s committees, programs and decision making bodies. Canadian firms can bid for and receive contracts to work on ESA programs.
This RFI relates only to the following technologies:

  • Technologies for Passive Millimeter and Submillimeter Wave Instruments
  • Avionics Embedded Systems
  • On-Board Software
  • Lidar Critical Subsystems

You can download the completed RFI from Merx, reference number #188351.
Responses to the RFI are due by June 30th.

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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