by Douglas MessierManaging Editor
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded an additional 10 contracts worth nearly CAD $4.49 million (US $3.3 million) to eight companies under its Space Technology Development Program (STDP).
The awards were in addition to 14 STDP contracts worth just over CAD $9 million (US $6.6 million) the space agency awarded to eight companies last month.
“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 new contract 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.
GHGSat Inc.Montreal, Quebec$1,000,000 (US $736,412)Constellation Mission Experimental PayloadsC6 Launch SystemsToronto, Ontario$383,377 (US $282,324)C6 STARS (Space Transmission and Reception System) towards technology readiness level (TRL)-6Menya Solution Inc.Sherbrooke, Quebec$639,112.50 (US $470,650.29)Autonomy-Enabling Technology for future Space RoboticsMaya Heat Transfer Technologies Ltd.Montreal, Quebec$250,015 (US $184,114)Rapid Thermal Model Correlation of Spacecraft using the Adjoint MethodMaya Heat Transfer ...