OTTAWA, Feb. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Neptec Design Group, a leader in spaceflight engineering, today welcomed the announcement by the Government of Canada that Canada intends to join its international partners in renewing its commitment to the International Space Station until 2020. Canada is one of 15 international partners - along with the U.S., Russia, Japan and Europe - in ISS, a unique, orbiting research lab focused on cutting-edge science and research.
"This is excellent news; it marks a clear sign that Canada intends to continue to play a role as one of the world's pre-eminent, space-faring nations," said Neptec President Iain Christie. "Neptec has a long history of participating in the manned space exploration program, and this announcement means we'll continue to find opportunities where we can use our long experience and hard earned expertise into the next decade."
Neptec's technology, including its Space Vision System (SVS) was used to help assemble the ISS and its TriDAR vision system will be used to help guide Orbital Sciences Cygnus resupply vehicle to the ISS when resupply flights begin later this year.
About Neptec Design Group
Specializing in advanced space, defence and industrial systems and applications, Neptec maintains a reputation of quality and reliability in the design, manufacturing, installation and support of its sensor systems with the Space Shuttle, International Space Station and other major space programs. With new solutions for aerospace, defence and industry, Neptec, a CSA/NASA prime contractor, continues to be a pioneer in the innovative use of mission critical systems and applications. In February 2011, Neptec was awarded the George M. Low prize, NASA's premier honour for quality and performance, marking the first time a non-U.S. company received the award. http://www.neptec.com
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