Tag Archives: Space Technology Development Program

UrtheCast receives CSA technology contribution but court protection follows

UrtheCast Q2 2018b Financials

UrtheCast is yet another company to recently benefit from a contribution from the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) latest Space Technology Development Program (STDP) funding round. In the case of UrtheCast, it received one of the larger contributions, $999,916. That news was announced on June 30th. However, subsequent to the award the company on Friday, September 4th filed for court protection with the Supreme Court of …

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Canadian artificial intelligence technology by Menya could drive future space work

HybridLogic Robotics Artificial Technology (AI) animation by Menya Solutions.

A Sherbrooke, Quebec-based company received nearly $640,000 for an artificial intelligence (AI) contract that could assist with future space stations, such as Canada's efforts for the proposed NASA Gateway near the Moon. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Honeywell Aerospace awarded CSA contracts for next-gen satellite technologies

Honeywell Cambridge Office, formerly COM DEV

As mentioned earlier in SpaceQ, the Canadian Space Agency has announced funding for a variety of new space technologies as part of the Space Technology Development Program. Today we look at Honeywell Aerospace who received two contracts for next-gen satellite technologies; One for their Integrated Assembly for (the) Next Evolution Satellite, and the other for their Optical Inter Satellite Links (OISL) Communication subsystem. This page …

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A look at MDA’s recent 7 Canadian Space Agency STDP awards

MDA and Canada

MDA, a large Canada space applications company recently received seven Space Technology Development Program (STDP) contracts from the Canadian Space Agency to research and develop advanced space technology projects. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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C-COM gets funding for further phased array antenna testing

Concept: Connected Cars with Phased Array Antennas

On August 3rd, The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) revealed that C-COM had won a research grant for research into phased array antenna technology as part of the Canadian Space Technology Development Program's “Advanced technologies” stream. The Program, according to the CSA, is intended to “support the growth of the Canadian space industry and to reduce technological unknowns” in ways that will help the Canadian Space …

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CSA contract lets 4pi Labs develop wildfire detection system

File photo: Canadian wildfires image taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on May 30, 2015

A Calgary-based company received a quarter-million dollars from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to test a camera system for detecting wildfires from a suite of orbiting space satellites. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Creative Destruction Lab space stream graduates four Canadian startups

Edgehog technologies has developed dio-inspired, nanotextured, anti-reflection glass for high performance solar panels and is a graduate of the CDL space stream

The second year of the Creative Destruction Lab's (CDL) space stream concluded with a virtual graduation of 12 companies of the original 26 that were selected. Four Canadian companies graduated while a fifth didn't. That fifth company did manage to rebound and tell us their story. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and …

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The Canadian Space Agency awards $7.15 million in technology contracts

Canadian Space Agency

In just over the last month the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded $20.6 million in contributions as part of the Space Technology Development Program (STDP) AO 6. The third, and most recent list of awards was posted to their website yesterday. The contributions went to 20 different companies with more than half going to small businesses, including several first time winners, and for some …

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Ottawa’s Obruta awarded space debris study contract by the Canadian Space Agency

NASA image showing Earth with near-Earth orbital debris. The debris field is real data from the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office

Obruta Space Solutions was less than a year old when it was notified by the Canadian Space Agency that it had been awarded a contribution through the Space Technology Development Program for a Novel Multi-Target Space Debris Removal Technology Feasibility Study. The company had also been accepted into the Creative Destruction Lab last summer just three months removed from its founding. As I learned by …

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C6 Launch Services STARS is an innovative radio transceiver and phased array antenna

C6 Launch Services

If you want to win contracts to launch small satellite payloads you have to be competitive on price. This means doing everything you can to lower the mass of your launch vehicle while retaining the performance needed to get your payload(s) to the desired orbit. C6 Launch Services has identified a cost saving measure by innovating the design of a radio transceiver along with creating …

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