The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded 14 contracts worth just over CAD $9 million (US $6.6 million) to eight companies under its Space Technology Development Program (STDP).
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) received a total of six contracts worth CAD $3.5 million (US $2.6 million). COM DEV of Cambridge, Ont., received a pair of contracts worth nearly CAD $1.6 million (US $1.1 million). And UrtheCast of Vancouver received a contract worth $999,916 (US $736,131).
“As part of a competitive process, proposals are selected based on the applicant’s (mainly industry) capacity to advance the development of specific space technologies for which they receive financial support of up to 75% of their project cost,” CSA said on its website.
The space agency plans to award additional contracts under the STDP. Details of the awards are below.
The companies were awarded non-repayable contributions of up to $1 million for advanced space technologies. These projects are expected to last up to three years and produce economic benefits in the next two to five years.
CompanyContribution ValueProjectBurloak Technologies Inc.Oakville, Ontario$1,000,000 (US $736,193)Hot Isostatic Pressing of Additively Manufactured Space-Use Components in Aluminum and TitaniumUrtheCast CorporationVancouver, British Columbia$999,916 (US $736,131)UrthePlatform Analytics EngineMacDonald, Dettwiler ...