Cascade Data Services (CDS), an MDA subsidiary, is developing the Cascade Technology Demonstrator mission Ė a unique combination encompassing three major objectives: a technology demonstrator for the future space-based digital courier system Cascade; a scientific mission using e-Popís instruments, and a new small satellite bus for future Canadian Space Agency (CSA) missions.



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November 2006 - The Cascade Technology Demonstrator Bus during installation of central computer and electrical harness at Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg. May 2007 - The Cascade Technology Demonstrator Bus is being transferred to a mechanical fixture using a hoist at Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg. June 2007 - Cascade Technology Demonstrator Bus is mounted on a mechanical support structure to complete installation of hardware units at Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg. August 2008 - Deployment test of all ePOP Science Payload instrument booms, performed after integration completed with the Cascade Technology Demonstrator Bus. June 2006 - Cascade Technology Demonstrator Payload deck structure at MDA in Montreal before integration of payload components. February 2007 - The Cascade Technology Demonstrator Payload undergoing testing at MDA in Montreal after integration is near completion. September 2008 - End-to-end communications test performed at MDA in Montreal, connecting the Cascade Technology Demonstrator Payload to the Ground Terminal, to demonstrate the performance of the technology before launch, and the successful flow of user data through the system. November 2008 - The Cascade Technology Demonstrator Payload after arrival at Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg for integration with the spacecraft. November 2008 - The Cascade Technology Demonstrator Payload as it is being lowered for installation on the Bus. November 2008 - The Cascade Technology Demonstrator Payload is installed on the Bus, ready for final testing at the spacecraft level. January 2009 - Cascade Technology Demonstrator arrives at DFL Ottawa for pre-launch preparations. January 2009 - Cascade Technology Demonstrator arrives at DFL Ottawa for pre-launch preparations. December 2008 - Moonrise behind the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as it stands vertical on its pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. December 2008 - The full moon sets behind the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as it stands vertical on its pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. March 2009 - Fully integrated CASSIOPE spacecraft being lowered into a thermal vacuum chamber for testing prior to launch.

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