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CATP Partners will provide trainees with specific industrial and governmental interactions that represent new directions for Canada. A key goal of this program will be the development and field testing of instruments in collaboration with industry, the CSA, and NASA. Our close collaboration with and strong support from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will be used to develop exciting internship opportunities for CATP trainees.

Similarly, a number of the Investigators work closely with the Canadian space technology sector on the development of new space technologies. MDA Space Missions and MPB Communications are actively collaborating with several of this proposal’s Investigators on space hardware development. This active collaboration provides opportunities for CATP trainees to participate in internships at our industrial partners’ facilities. As instrument development and testing is a major component of this program, the participation of Canadian industry brings unique strengths and opportunities to this program.