As outlined on the Canadian government buy BuyandSell procurement website, "the purpose of this Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) is to signal the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) intention to enter into a sole source contract with the Applied Technology Institute."
The Applied Technology Institute is a Virginia based technical school which, according to its website at www.ATIcourses.com, "specializes in short course technical training in space, communications, defense, sonar, radar, and signal processing.
Since 1984 ATI has provided leading-edge public courses and on-site technical training to defense and NASA facilities, as well as DOD and aerospace contractors..."
Chuck Black's insight:
According to the ACAN:
"CSA in close cooperation with NASA has adopted several engineering standards and practices. Having a common understanding of similarities and differences between the CSA and NASA policies and processes reduces technical risk for space system interfaces, and reduces overall mission cost. The NASA standards are defined in the NASA Systems Engineering Handbook. The CSA standards are defined in the CSA Technical Review Standards."
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is awarding a new contract to Carré Technologies of Montreal, Quebec, to continue advancing technology on Astroskin, an innovative bio-monitoring system for use aboard the International Space Station (ISS)...
A satellite sent into space is measuring emissions from Alberta's oil sands in a pilot project that industry officials believe will show aerospace measurements can be cheaper and safer than testing from the ground. Imperial Oil Ltd...
Oil fire smoke billows across Iraq's Mosul District in this dramatic imagery from UrtheCast's Deimos-2 satellite, captured yesterday, Oct. 18.
The smoke covers part of the city Qayyarah, about 35 miles south of the city of Mosul, along the West Bank of the Tigris River. Mosul is the last stronghold of the extremist group ISIS in Iraq — and it's here in Qayyarah where people flee to from Mosul, and where military forces are staged...
Vancouver, BC and San Francisco, CA - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information company, plans to release its third quarter 2016 financial results at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
MDA President and CEO Howard Lance, and Executive Vice President and CFO Anil Wirasekara, will host an earnings conference call the same day, reviewing the 2016 third quarter results, followed by a question and answer session.
The call is scheduled to begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. ET). To participate in the conference call, please call the conference line approximately five minutes prior to the commencement of the call...
When Doug Campbell was five years old, he visited the Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s Cape Canaveral — the launch pad for American space flight since the early 1960s.
“I’ve wanted to be an astronaut ever since, essentially,” said Campbell, who trained as a biomedical engineer at the University of Saskatchewan and currently works at the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council.
When the Canadian Space Agency put out a call in June for two new astronauts, Campbell was one of 3,772 people who completed applications. In a recent interview, he said his name is still in contention and the field has been winnowed to about 1,700...
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk took to Reddit this evening for an Ask Me Anything session, which he noted was “meant to be supplemental” to the talk he gave at the International Astronautical Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27th.
After the talk, there were plenty of lingering questions about his Mars colonization plans: what about radiation? Where would people live? During the AMA, he followed up on several topics that he didn’t cover at the initial talk.
Virgin Galactic (“Galactic” or the “Company”), the sub-orbital space flight arm of Richard Branson’s Virgin empire, filed suit last week against competing space flight company Firefly Systems, Inc. (“Firefly”) and two of its officers, alleging that Firefly misappropriated its trade secrets and confidential information.
Chuck Black's insight:
As per the October 3rd, 2016 Space News post "Firefly Space Systems furloughs staff after investor backs out," Firefly recently laid off their entire staff.
It's worth noting that recent stories and press releases focused around individual Canadian Space Agency (CSA) initiatives are really only a partial representation of the funds provided through the CSA at any one time.
To get a true sense of what's happening, you need to visit the CSA disclosure of grants and contributions awards page, a quarterly compilation of CSA grants and contributions to third parties. of over $25,000 CDN...
The Annual CCPPP National Conference is now recognized as the premier event on public-private partnerships (P3) in the world. It began in 1993 and has since grown to include 1,200 senior public and private sector participants, making it the largest annual gathering of P3 decision-makers...
We’ve long known we’re made of star stuff, but now it turns out that life on Earth might be even more intimately connected to events in deep space than we imagined. Scientists recently reported the first ever discovery of supernova ash – atoms forged in the catastrophic explosion of dead stars – found buried in fossils created by bacteria right here on Earth. And most surprising of all these findings hint at a possible role for supernovae in bringing about mass extinctions, events which have changed the course of life on Earth and may do so again in our future. Today we’re joined at The Star Spot by the discovery team’s Professor Shawn Bishop...
For the first time, Orbital ATK's revamped Antares rocket successfully soared into space, departing NASA's Wallops Flight Facility this evening on a mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.
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