Ottawa, Ontario – June 15, 2016: Calian Group Ltd. (TSX.CGY) is pleased to announce that its Systems Engineering Division (SED) has signed a contract renewal to provide Satellite Operations Support services to the Canadian Space Agency. The contract spans a two year period, with options to renew into the future.
SED’s Satellite Flight Operations team, which has successfully supported the Canadian Space Agency since the very beginning of the Agency’s direct involvement in the operation of Earth Observation satellites with the launch of Radarsat-1 in 1994, will carry out day-to-day Satellite Engineering, Flight Dynamics, Spacecraft Planning, Real-Time Console Operations and Ground Systems Maintenance for the CSA’s current fleet of satellites: Scisat-1 and NEOSSat, as well as preparing for the operation of future missions as they come online.
“We are very pleased that the Canadian Space Agency has selected SED to continue supporting their satellite mission operations,” said Patrick Thera, President of Calian’s SED division, “Working together with the CSA over these many years, we have created a center of excellence for multi-mission support of Canada’s science missions in space.”
This contract represents 23 years of a successful partnership between the Canadian Space Agency and SED, which has fostered the continuous evolution Canada’s capability in low-earth orbit satellite operations with an enviable record of achievement in maximizing the useful life of supported missions.