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“Approximately a decade ago, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) put their trust in our vision that Canada could build a microsatellite using carefully selected commercial parts to create a cost-effective platform for scientific investigations and technology demonstrations. CSA believed in us. We could not afford to fail,” explains David Cooper, President and CEO of MSCI.  

From this vision, MSCI has since led industry, university, scientific, and government partners to produce the MOST microsatellite. What began with a modest one-year mission, MOST has been in orbit now since 2003, and continues to produce astonishing global-leading astronomy results about the nature of distant stars and the potential for life on other planets.   

From these humble beginnings, the CSA also initiated the development of the Microsatellite Multi Mission Bus (MMMB) program. MSCI worked with the CSA for five years to develop and define a standard microsatellite bus upon which future cost effective microsatellites could be built. In 2007, MSCI was awarded the NEOSSat microsatellite contract to build the first of the Canadian government microsatellites built on the MMMB architecture standard.   

The MMMB is transitioning the focus from microsatellites as the project itself to using them as a host for science.   

MSCI’s cost-effective, adaptable Multi Mission Microsatellite Bus (MMMB) architecture is adaptable for hosting a wide variety of payloads. To see specifications for two specific implementations, please click on MOST and NEOSSat.


MSCI applies a comprehensive approach to Product Assurance for microsatellites based upon the best of practices for all facets of full space qualified programs, but tailored to provide cost and schedule effective results for our Customers. Our extensive track record of success in orbit speaks for itself.

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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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