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Website to Focus on MSCI’s Communication Constellation COMMStellation™

Mississauga Ontario – December 17, 2010 – Microsat Systems Canada Inc. (MSCI) (formerly the Space Division of Dynacon Inc.), Canada’s designer and builder of the Multi Mission Microsatellite Bus (MMMB) and Commercial Microsatellite Bus (CMB), innovator of MicroWheel (reaction wheel) attitude control systems, and the brainchild behind COMMStellationTM, a telecommunications constellation focused on global backhaul and connectivity, is excited to announce the launch of, a website dedicated to MSCI’s microsatellite communications constellation.

“COMMStellationTM is a combination of COMMunication and conSTELLATION,” explains David R. Cooper, President and CEO, MSCI. “MSCI’s COMMStellationTM is a polar low earth orbit communications constellation comprised of 78 Microsatellites and 20 ground stations.  With an estimated 5 billion global cell phone subscribers by end 2010, the subsequent explosion of data is putting unheard of pressure on backhaul; the connection between cell towers and a major network such as the Internet.   It is not economically feasible to meet this demand with fibre optics for much of the planet’s population. COMMStellationTM, however, will provide backhaul via satellite, providing much needed capacity and a high speed connection to remote regions that currently don’t have access to the Internet. COMMStellationTM will have 100% global coverage and provide up to 15 times more speed and 10 times the system capacity of anything currently available or announced for backhaul in space.” focuses on a number of areas including a description of the constellation, the market need, facts and figures, Q&A and a comparison of COMMStellationTM vs. other space constellations. Check back often for regular updates on the progress of the COMMStellation initiative, news and information about new partners.

For more information, or if you are interested in joining the COMMStellationTM team, MSCI is looking for mobile operators at or nearing capacity, service providers who want to improve service to their customers, technology partners who can bring complementary technologies to the COMMStellationTM initiative, and governments that want to improve the lives of their citizens. Please contact us at or call 647.285.0442.

About MSCI
MSCI is Canada’s leader in the design, development and delivery of cost-effective microsatellites, and the developer of Canada’s Multi Mission Microsatellite Bus (MMMB) and Commercial Microsatellite Bus (CMB) technology, capable of hosting a wide variety of remote sensing, military, scientific, and communications payloads including COMMStellation™, a microsatellite constellation focused on global backhaul and connectivity. MSCI also has proven capabilities in systems engineering analysis, the development of sophisticated, cost-effective Reaction Wheel attitude control systems solutions and their implementation into flight hardware and software.

For more information about MSCI, please visit Additional product specific information about MSCI’s MicroWheel (reaction wheel) attitude control systems can be found at, and MSCI’s COMMStellation™ at

For more information, please contact:

Justin Phillips
Vice President, Marketing
Microsat Systems Canada Inc. (MSCI)
(647) 285-0442

What is COMMStellation™

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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