CALIAN AWARDED $5.2 MILLION CONTRACT BY CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY
FOR OPERATIONS ENGINEERING SUPPORT SERVICES [MISSION OPERATIONS]
Kanata, June 13th, 2000 : Calian (TSE: CTY)
is pleased to announce it's Outsourcing Division has been awarded a contract by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), worth approximately $5.2 Million over a three (3) year period. Calian will provide a team of engineers, to the CSA, who are well versed in pre-mission planning, mission execution and post-flight activities. This will enable the CSA to continue to fulfill its obligations to the International Space Station Program (ISSP).
Calian’s personnel are employed at the CSA in St-Hubert, Québec to support the development of the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) flight hardware and software. Other areas of involvement include:
- participation in international flight software development activities
- providing support in the planning of robotics activities
- supporting mission planning functions for the CSA Mission Operations’ activities and products
- working in co-operation with NASA, on procedure integration efforts for the MSS activities and products
- supporting the MSS real-time operations
- assisting CSA efforts, as part of the Combined Robotics Team
- providing input into the development and maintenance of CSA and joint CSA/NASA program documentation
- supporting the CSA risk management process regarding MSS activities and products
Calian’s team also assists the CSA in mission planning, mission operations, enabling the CSA to maintain its leadership position in the International Space Station Program. This effort by Calian and its staff will help to ensure that CSA, as a federal government agency, demonstrates its leadership in the area of space operations.
Calian’s Outsourcing Division has been providing highly specialized technical and engineering technology support to the Canadian Space Agency, since its inception in 1982. In awarding this contract to Calian, CSA has once again recognized the value of the service and the expertise of our personnel.
Calian is a leading professional and technical services company helping customers become more successful through three strategic offerings: e-Business solutions, Human Asset Management solutions, and Systems Engineering solutions.
Calian's e-Business solutions focus on helping
clients take advantage of new e-business technologies to leverage
their knowledge capital, and make their workforces more productive
and better informed. Human Asset Management solutions give our
clients the ability to exercise critical workforce control. Systems
Engineering provides leading-edge communications infrastructures
to the telecommunications and government sectors.
Ranking among the top professional
services organizations in Canada, Calian has annual revenues of
more than $100 Million and a staff base of more than 2,200. Investing
in new markets and new opportunities, Calian now serves customers
in over 14 countries on six continents.
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