September 5, 2010
Astronauts say world should prepare for asteroid threats. NEOSSat (Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite) will scan areas near the sun to pinpoint asteroids which have not yet been detected. Read more...
August 17, 2010
MSCI participated in the 24th Annual conference on Small Satellites from August 9–12, 2010 at the Utah State University, Logan, Utah USA. It was wonderful to see some of our existing customers, eager students, and our valued partners. We brought along models of our MicroWheel 200 and 1000 high performance attitude control reaction wheels which generated a lot of interest amongst small satellite builders. Below is a picture of our trade show booth at the event.
July 18, 2010
MSCI gets social! Well, we are already a very social group and the stuff we do day in and day out is really cool and interesting. Instead of keeping it all to ourselves, we decided to share this information with other space buffs like you through various social media channels. We Tweet and Blog regularly and we have a Linked in company page. If you love space as much as we do, we encourage you to click on the icons below and subscribe to our various channels so that you will be alerted anytime we add new content. You can also visit our social media page which will be updated as we develop content over more social media channels.
July 18, 2010
MSCI will be attending the 24th annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, August 9-12, 2010 at Utah State University, in Logan, Utah. The Conference on Small Satellites will focus on understanding future mission needs, within the context of small spacecraft system capabilities or limitations, and strive to identify future technological advancements to make these programs successful.
If you are attending the conference, please visit the MSCI booth and find out why microsatellites are not just for scientific applications anymore. The following link provides details on the exhibit floor layout (http://www.smallsat.org/exhibit-layout). MSCI is located in booth 31.
May 4, 2010
MSCI President & CEO David Cooper Speaks at the ASTRO 2010 Conference On The Commercial Potential of Microsatellites.
On Tuesday May 4th, David Cooper, President & CEO, MSCI presented at the ASTRO 2010 conference– the 15th in the series of Astronautics conferences that the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) holds every two years. The theme of the conference was Canada's Future in Space - A Mission in Collaboration. The conference was held at Westin Bristol Place Toronto Airport Hotel in Toronto, Ontario.
“Microsatellites aren’t just for science anymore,” was the topic of presentation which took place during a plenary session focused on “Satellites and Buses”.
MSCI was the sponsor of the Astro 2010 Reception and Banquet that was held on Wednesday May 5, 2010.
MSCI will have a booth at the 23rd annual Conference on Small Satellites — Elements of New Space Systems in Logan, Utah from August 10 - 13, 2009
Now in its 23rd year, the AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites has become internationally recognized as the premier conference on small satellites. The annual gathering provides a forum for the best minds in the small satellite community to review recent successes, explore new directions, and introduce emerging technologies in small spacecraft development. In addition to creating an excellent environment for networking and talking with experts in military, science, and academic fields, the Conference offers a program of international relevance, focusing on the key challenges and opportunities facing the small satellite community today.
David Cooper, President & CEO, MSCI will be at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Florida on Saturday June 13, 2009 at 7:17 am ET to watch the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour as it embarks on the STS-127 mission. On board will be fellow Canadian Julie Payette, Flight Engineer. This mission will be Ms. Payette’s second spaceflight. STS-127 will mark the first time that two Canadian astronauts, Robert Thirsk and Julie Payette, are in space at the same time. STS-127 will be the 29th U.S. mission to the International Space Station. The flight will deliver the external experiment platform for the Japanese science laboratory facilities.
The new MSCI building continues to take shape as the new furniture arrives.
Jim McMahon, and his team from Nu-Struct Inc., general contractors for the renovations, continue to put the final touches in the building.
The signs were installed under the watchful eye of designer Paul Gill from HiPoint Marketing, who also performed instrumental design work on the boardroom focus center.
The team is looking forward to move day on Friday 13th of March. Stephen O’Doherty and Geoff Welsh from Kinkora Solutions have expertly planned the IT migration. We should be up and running by Monday, March 16, but please bear with us if the phones go to auto answer while we get move into the new premises.
Exciting time for all, we don’t get to do this very often - enjoy.
NeosSat Critical Design Review
The NEOSSat team lead by Ross Gillett is working hard to put the data package together for the upcoming NEOSSat Critical Design Review (CDR). MSCI has been under contract to the Government of Canada NEOSSat Joint Program Office (JPO) since July 2007.
The JPO consists of staff from the Canadian Space Agency, led by Program Manager, Bill Harvey; the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), led by Program Manager, Jean-Francois Levesque; and the NEOSSat scientific team, co-led by Dr. Alan Hildebrand from the University of Calgary and Dr. Brad Wallace from DRDC. The JPO will be reviewing the data package for the next few weeks and then travelling to MSCI for the CDR review.
The CDR is a major milestone in the life of a space program development. It is the portal to the commencement of the spacecraft build. The teams on both sides are looking forward to discussing the results to date.
Asteroid-hunting satellite a world first
Canada's NEOSSat space telescope to discover near-Earth objects and track high-altitude satellites