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Current Missions: MOST AND NEOSSat

Weighing in at a mere 65-kilograms, this dual-use $12-million mission builds upon Canada’s expertise in compact “microsatellite” design. NEOSSat will be the size of a large suitcase, and is cost-effective because of its small size and ability to “piggyback” on the launch of other spacecraft.


MSCI’s proven track record with the MOST mission has made us the premier choice for designing, building and operating innovative, adaptable and cost-effective microsatellites; for producing world-leading MicroWheels (reaction wheels) and for providing comprehensive mission analyses and solutions that enable our customers to successfully achieve their scientific, operational and commercial goals.

MSCI’s cadre of exceptional aerospace engineers continues to successfully operate the MOST microsatellite – with a flight heritage that exceeds all expectations - ensuring that the mission’s scientists and partners are able to gather the right data.

Based on MOST’s success, MSCI has just completed the design phases for our newest microsatellite, NEOSSat, which is expected to launch in 2010.


  • MSCI’s use of commercial-grade components in our standard Multi-Mission Microsatellite Bus architecture capitalizes on the technology developed for the MOST microsatellite, enabling MSCI to build affordable and flexible microsatellites for civil and military applications.

  • 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’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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MOST’s mission has delivered key scientific discoveries leading to a prodigious amount of publications. Jaymie Matthews compiled a Top Ten List of MOST's greatest technological, scientific and aerospace breakthroughs.

NEOSSat will be used for the High Earth Orbit Space Surveillance (HEOSS) and Near Earth Space Surveillance (NESS) projects. HEOSS will track and catalogue objects in mid-to-deep-space orbits, such as GPS satellites, communication satellites and weather satellites. NESS will search for asteroids near the Sun.


Products lacking in the quality necessary to deliver a sound solution are of no use. MSCI’s exacting, menu-based Product Assurance plan ensures every aspect of a project meets with the highest quality controls, and provides options for tailoring solutions to meet each client’s specific needs.

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The MOST microsatellite's outstanding flight heritage — remaining in orbit four years longer than expected and still going strong — has surpassed all expectations without indication of deterioration. MOST’s longevity has resulted in a prodigious amount of research
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We are proud of our outstanding flight heritage that continues to exceed all expectations. It is a testament to the quality of the minds at MSCI and to the excellence of their creations.
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