November 24, 2014

Partners in space, U of M and Magellan Aerospace to build satellites

New ‘first of its kind’ facility in Western Canada opens

MARCH 4, 2015 —

Magellan Aerospace (Magellan) and the University of Manitoba today unveiled their new Advanced Satellite Integration Facility (or ASIF) at Magellan’s facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The facility will support research, development, construction and testing of satellite systems and components.

The facility was constructed in an existing 6,000-square-foot area, large enough to accommodate up to three satellites at various stages of assembly with sufficient ceiling height for high crane lifting requirements. The ASIF is an ISO Class 8 cleanroom facility that will satisfy the requirements of current and future satellite programs initiated by the Government of Canada.

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