Canadian Space Agency creates business opportunities for Canadian space industries

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Monday, April 21, 2003

image The Canadian Space Agency allocates 80% of its budget to seek out opportunities for Canadian space industries. The Canadian Space Agency is proud to contribute to the growth of a strong, dynamic Canadian economy and aspires to help Canadians take advantage of space. The space sector is strategic to the development of our knowledge-based economy as it stimulates R&D, fosters the development of advanced technologies, and creates fulfilling high-quality work for Canadians.


The Earth Observation Application Development Program was designed as a single-window channel to support industry initiatives focused on the development of Earth Observation (EO) applications. EOADP supports the development of innovative applications using data generated by Canadian supported missions.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for this Program closes on April 17, 2003. The next Program RFP should be posted in the fall. For more information, visit: /asc/eng/csa_sectors/technology/development/


The Technology Diffusion Program promotes the use of space technologies for non-space products and services. TDP will assist Canadian industries in developing a credible business plan to develop, market and produce products and service.

A Program RFP is currently posted until April 23, 2003. For more information, visit: /asc/eng/csa_sectors/technology/development/


The Space Technology Development Program (STDP) looks for promising technologies that have a significant potential for having an impact on the Canadian Space Program as well as new innovative technologies and concepts for future space missions. The Program is developed under five program elements: New Mission Concepts; Innovative Technologies and Concepts; Technologies for Future Canadian Space Missions; Technologies for the Enhancement of Industrial Competitiveness; and, Space Technology Flight Demonstration.

STDP's current RFP posting period has been extended until May 5, 2003. For more information, visit: /asc/eng/csa_sectors/technology/development/

RFPs are posted on the Merx website at:


Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Announcements of Opportunity (AO) in areas such as microgravity sciences, space life sciences, space environment, space astronomy, space exploration and atmospheric environment are currently being prepared.

The Canadian Space Agency regularly offers opportunities to Canadian companies to take part in unique space related projects. The Agency is responsible for coordinating all federal civil space-related programs and ensures the needs and aspirations of Canadians are met and that key manufacturing capabilities in Canadian technological niches remain in Canada.

About the Canadian Space Agency

Established in 1989 with its headquarters situated in Saint-Hubert, Quebec, the Canadian Space Agency coordinates all aspects of the Canadian Space Program. Through its Space Knowledge, Applications and Industry Development business line, the CSA delivers services involving: Earth and the Environment; Space Science; Human Presence in Space; Satellite Communications; Space Technology; Space Qualification Services; Space Awareness and Education. The Canadian Space Agency is at the forefront of the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and humanity.

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Monique Billette
Media Relations
Canadian Space Agency
Telephone: (450) 926-4370

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