The CSA is looking for Satellite Flight Operations and Data Management Services

Credit: CSA/SpaceQ.

The Canadian Space Agency has issued a Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP) for Satellite Flight Operations and Data Management Services.

Those interested in the NPP have until May 12, 2020 to respond. The CSA intends to award a 3 year contract with “2 one-year irrevocable options allowing Canada to extend the term of the contract Period of Contract.”


Every day, Canadian and international satellites meet the needs of users, in Canada and around the world. From space, they provide information and services to support Earth Observation, maritime surveillance, space surveillance, ecosystems monitoring, environmental monitoring, natural disaster management, the national economy, security and defense, and health.

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), on behalf of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), is looking to put in place a contract for the provision of Satellite Flight Operations and Data Management Services, including spacecraft health monitoring and control, operational analysis, basic system maintenance, data order handing, image quality control and data processing and archiving for the satellite missions under its responsibility and operated at the Multi-Mission Control Center (MCC) of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). Missions potentially addressed in the work include, but are not limited to, SCISAT, NEOSSat, M3MSat and RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM), assuming all are operating at the start of the Contract. In addition, the Government of Canada RADARSAT Data Services, which covers Government part of data management (order handling) for the RADARSAT-2 mission, is also covered.

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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