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InspireSAT Constellations On-Demand: Direct Commercialization through 12U Attitude Determination and Control Systems (ADCS) Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
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Dec 14, 2023 - Dec 15, 2026
The recent reduction in launch costs has opened up potential for cost-efficient, high-performance, rapidly-deployable low Earth orbit (LEO) constellations. StarSpec Technologies specializes in high-precision high-accuracy Attitude Determination and Control Systems which are critical to the advancement of scientific, commercial, and military applications in space. StarSpec is directly addressing burgeoning demands in this sector through its InspireSAT Constellations On-Demand Initiative. This technology and related industrial capabilities will enable rapidly-deployable, high-precision and high-accuracy 12U to SmallSatclass constellations uniquely suitable for next-generation sustainable applications in high-resolution Earth-imaging/Synthetic Aperture RADAR (SAR), Space Situational Awareness (SSA)/ Space Domain Awareness (SDA), military surveillance, and research. This project will enable rapid commercial access to LEO while fostering growth through training of a critical mass of highly qualified personnel (HQP), thereby increasing Canadian space technologies prevalence and market share. StarSpec has received significant interest in this technology from Universities to collaborate on their projects, and is continuing to gain solid traction from the commercial sector.
Canadian Space Agency
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The Research component of the program provides financial support to organizations to conduct space related research and development in priority areas. It will support targeted knowledge development and innovation to sustain and enhance the Canadian capacity to use space to address national needs and priorities in the future.

Cambridge, Ontario, CA N3H 4W5
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Grants and Contributions
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For-profit organization
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Star Spec Technologies Inc.
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Star Spec Technologies Inc.
Class Grant and Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning in Space Science and Technology
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This program supports knowledge development and innovation in the CSA's priority areas while increasing the awareness and
participation of Canadians in space-related disciplines and activities.
The Research Component aims to support the development of science and technology; foster the continual development of a
critical mass of researchers and highly qualified people in Canada; and support information gathering and space-related studies and
research pertaining to Canadian Space Agency priorities