Space & Satellites

Magellan Aerospace’s Winnipeg division was a pioneer in Canada’s space industry. In the 1960’s, the Black Brant sub-orbital rocket was one of Canada’s first space contributions to the world.

For over 50 years since then, Magellan Aerospace has worked closely with the Canadian scientific community to deliver more than 130 space missions, providing customers with solutions for space missions that include sounding rockets and payloads, space shuttle payloads, international space station payloads, and spacecraft buses and integration services.

Magellan Aerospace partnered with the University of Manitoba to establish the Advanced Satellite Integration Facility (or ASIF) at Magellan’s facility in Winnipeg along with an Industrial Research Chair in the area of satellite development within the Faculty of Engineering.

ASIF, an ISO Class 8 cleanroom facility, is shared and jointly operated by Magellan and U of M. Large enough to accommodate the simultaneous assembly, integration and testing of three satellite buses, the facility is a unique and innovative hub bringing together industry and academia in the research, development and the construction and testing of satellite buses and components.