Success Stories

Canadian companies combine skills to develop high-accuracy antenna reflector

Medium-sized reflector exceeds established standards

Under a contract with the Canadian Space Agency's Space Technology Development Program (STDP), the Montreal division of the B.C.-based MDA Corporation developed a high-accuracy antenna shaped reflector—one that fully met industry standards—for use on communications satellites.

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Canadian company gives modern satellites a mind of their own

NGC Aerospace up to the task

Through its Project for On-Board Autonomy (PROBA) technology demonstration program, the European Space Agency (ESA) is seeking to determine if satellites can be programmed to navigate and control themselves; doing so would eliminate the need for a large team of human operators at a ground control station thereby reducing costs and improving satellite efficiency.

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Canadian company keeps satellites safe from the Sun

A warning system needed for solar flares

Since solar flares can't be prevented the risks presented by these high-energy particles remain. However, a Canadian company called DPL Science has now devised a way to warn satellite operators that a deep charging incident may be imminent, so that they may act in a timely manner to protect the satellite from damage.

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Canadians Propelling Space Life Science & Medicine: Astronaut Chris Hadfield to Test Revolutionary Canadian Cytometer Technology on International Space Station

Canadian Space Agency helps INO's innovative technology take flight

The flow cytometer has been a standard tool in medical and research labs for decades.

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In the forecast: more success for ABB, improved weather predictions for everyone

The NASA's Crosstrack Infrared Sounder, or CrIS, represents a major breakthrough in satellite weather sounders—instruments that profile temperature, pressure and humidity in the atmosphere.

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Satellite communications: Canadian firm is on the right wavelength

With its innovative Ka-Band technology, COM DEV International, a company based in Cambridge, Ontario, has leapt to the forefront of broadcast communication satellite development.

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