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Magellan Aerospace is investing $625,000 to establish an Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in satellite development at the University of Manitoba.

The company is also committing $120,000 to set up a second Chair for Design Engineering at the university.
The two chairs were announced at an event held at Magellan’s Advanced Satellite Integration Facility (ASIF). The ASIF was built with the support of Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), and in partnership with the U of M to create an innovative hub for both industry and academia for the research, development, and construction of satellite buses and components.
The IRC in satellite development will establish a research program to investigate innovations in satellite control and environmental protection technologies, which are core capabilities for Magellan and in Canada's space industry. The research program will focus on the cost and design cycle barriers that prevent the space industry from adopting new satellite technologies. It will address three key aspects of space systems design: resilient spacecraft control systems, innovative multi-senor data fusion, and smart technologies for harsh space environments to protect spacecraft from launch vibration, space radiation, and micrometeoroids.

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