The Space Technology Development Program (STDP) mandate is to formulate, implement and manage contracted out research and development (R&D) projects in response to identified needs and opportunities. Its objectives are to develop and demonstrate strategic technologies that have a strong potential for having a positive impact on:
Reducing risk for future Canadian space activities;
Transforming key capabilities into wealth; and
Creating knowledge through innovation.
The STDP will therefore develop technologies to meet the current and future needs of the Canadian Space Program.