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WHO WE ARE
Microsat Systems Canada Inc. (MSCI) is a privately held Canadian corporation applying dynamics and control technology in the space market for reaction wheels, rate measurement units and complete microsatellites. Formerly the space division of Dynacon Inc., MSCI has been the premiere builder of microsatellites in Canada for over a decade.
Our reputation for excellence in solving the most difficult of control systems challenges, and in providing innovative systems thinking, is well established. MSCI was selected as prime contractor for the MOST microsatellite by the Canadian Space Agency. This innovative space telescope was successfully launched on June 30, 2003. MSCI was also selected as prime contractor for the NEOSSat microsatellite, now in production. The MSCI microsatellite design was chosen by the Canadian Space Agency as the baseline design for their Multi Mission Microsatellite Bus (MMMB).
WHAT WE DO
MSCI is Canada’s leader in the design, development and delivery of cost-effective, adaptable Multi Mission Microsatellite Buses capable of hosting a wide variety of remote sensing, communications, scientific and military payloads. MSCI also has proven capabilities in systems engineering analysis, the development of sophisticated, cost-effective attitude control system solutions and their implementation into flight hardware and software.
MSCI provides military, civil space agencies and commercial markets with space technology that enables space exploration, surveillance of the Earth from space, and other services for commercial applications.
A new company formed from the former Space Division of Dynacon, MSCI is an organization with a legacy of over twenty years of successful business.
In 1975, the Canadian Space Agency formed an elite team to help with the dynamics, control and robotics of the NASA Space Shuttle robot arm. Later, this team worked on the more complex robotics of the International Space Station. That team, which became Dynacon Inc., went on to develop satellite control systems products, to construct complete microsatellites and to perform advanced systems analyses.
When Dynacon decided to focus its attention on automated specimen processors, David Cooper, leader of the Space Division, took it to form MSCI, to which he brings his years of expertise with Dynacon. Along with Mr. Cooper came Dynacon’s cadre of exceptional aerospace engineers, ensuring MSCI retained the consistency of quality and expertise space customers have come to expect and rely on.
WHERE WE ARE GOING
Leveraging our flight heritage in the civil and military sectors, MSCI can now also design and build cost-effective microsatellites for commercial applications, providing a new market with access to traditionally cost-prohibitive services, thus enabling new customers to pass on value-adds and savings to their customers.
MSCI is the founding company of COMMStellation™ - a consortium of companies formed to build and deploy a constellation of low earth orbit (LEO) microsatellites to address global backhaul and connectivity markets. COMMStellation™ microsatellites are based on the proven MSCI Multi Mission Microsatellite Bus (MMMB) platform with years of flight heritage in the MOST microsatellite and soon the NEOSSat microsatellite.
MSCI’s solid track record for microsatellite operations and attitude control makes us the premier choice for customers who wish to purchase their own microsatellites, but who prefer to put operations into the hands of experts.
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