Space Technology Development Program - STDP

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The Canadian Space Agency – CSA, as the government’s centre of technical expertise on space technologies and their applications, Space Technologies supports research and development activities in industry, in academia, and in CSA‘s own facilities to maintain world-class expertise in Canada.


The development of innovative space technologies required for future Canadian missions is contracted through a competitive process. Please refer to the brief list of information below.



Space Technology Development Program – STDP is responsible for:


  1. Developing space technologies required to support future Canadian space missions
  2. Strengthening the Canadian space sector through industrial capacity building efforts



Type – Federal, National

  • Grants and Contributions
    •  R&D, product development, innovation
    • Market development – domestic and international
    • Equipment purchase related to capacity expansion



  • Land and equipment purchase
  • Prototyping and testing
  • Wages/ training



Fields – Company Activities

  • Product development
  • Product engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional services
  • Software or application development




Canadian Space Agency – CSA
John H. Chapman Space Centre
6767 Route de l’Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec J3Y 8Y9


  • Email:
  • Tel: 450-926-4800




Website: Space Technology Development Program – STDP

Website supplementary: Canadian Space Agency – CSA