David Florida Laboratory

The David Florida Laboratory is the Canadian Space Agency's spacecraft assembly, integration and testing centre, in Shirleys Bay, just west of Ottawa.wikipedia
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Canadian Space Agency

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The David Florida Laboratory is the Canadian Space Agency's spacecraft assembly, integration and testing centre, in Shirleys Bay, just west of Ottawa. It is operated by the Canadian Space Agency and rented out to Canadian and foreign aerospace and telecommunications companies and organizations for qualifying space bound equipment such as communication or scientific satellites, or components made to be placed on satellites or installed in a space station.
The agency also has offices in Ottawa, Ontario, at the David Florida Laboratory, and small liaison offices in Houston, Washington, D.C., and Paris.

Shirleys Bay

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The David Florida Laboratory is the Canadian Space Agency's spacecraft assembly, integration and testing centre, in Shirleys Bay, just west of Ottawa.
Organizations with facilities at the site include Defence Research and Development Canada, Communications Research Centre, the Canadian Space Agency's David Florida Laboratory, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Firearms Training Unit, Department of Defence firearms training area, and the Connaught National Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.

David Florida

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The laboratory was named to honour C. David Florida, a leading Canadian pioneer in space research.
The Satellite Assembly and Test Facility was renamed the David Florida Laboratory in his honor.

Mobile Servicing System

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It has also tested Canadian satellites such as RADARSAT-1 and previously tested the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (Dextre) which now forms part of the Mobile Servicing System of the International Space Station.
Testing was done in the space simulation chambers of the Canadian Space Agency's David Florida Laboratory in Ottawa, Ontario.

Radarsat-2

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The Laboratory worked on RADARSAT-2 prior to launch in 2007.
RADARSAT-2 was previously assembled, integrated and tested at the David Florida Laboratory near Ottawa, Ontario before the start of its launch campaign.

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The David Florida Laboratory is the Canadian Space Agency's spacecraft assembly, integration and testing centre, in Shirleys Bay, just west of Ottawa.

Satellite

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It is operated by the Canadian Space Agency and rented out to Canadian and foreign aerospace and telecommunications companies and organizations for qualifying space bound equipment such as communication or scientific satellites, or components made to be placed on satellites or installed in a space station.

Cleanroom

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There are many support facilities such as storage areas, clean rooms, electrodynamic shakers, anechoic chambers, space (thermal and vacuum) simulation chambers and in-house mechanical, electrical and electronic shops.

Anechoic chamber

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There are many support facilities such as storage areas, clean rooms, electrodynamic shakers, anechoic chambers, space (thermal and vacuum) simulation chambers and in-house mechanical, electrical and electronic shops.

Brazil

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In the past the David Florida Laboratory has tested satellites for Brazil, Indonesia, and the European Space Agency.

Indonesia

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In the past the David Florida Laboratory has tested satellites for Brazil, Indonesia, and the European Space Agency.

European Space Agency

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In the past the David Florida Laboratory has tested satellites for Brazil, Indonesia, and the European Space Agency.

Inmarsat

Radarsat-1

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It has also tested Canadian satellites such as RADARSAT-1 and previously tested the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (Dextre) which now forms part of the Mobile Servicing System of the International Space Station.

Dextre

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It has also tested Canadian satellites such as RADARSAT-1 and previously tested the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (Dextre) which now forms part of the Mobile Servicing System of the International Space Station.

International Space Station

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It has also tested Canadian satellites such as RADARSAT-1 and previously tested the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (Dextre) which now forms part of the Mobile Servicing System of the International Space Station.

Orbiter Boom Sensor System

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It completed work on the Orbiter Boom Sensor System which first flew on Shuttle Discovery during STS-114.

Space Shuttle Discovery

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It completed work on the Orbiter Boom Sensor System which first flew on Shuttle Discovery during STS-114.

STS-114

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It completed work on the Orbiter Boom Sensor System which first flew on Shuttle Discovery during STS-114.

Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite

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Recently the David Florida Laboratory has completed the integration and environmental testing of the Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite (M3MSat).