About Us

Telecan Space is an independent consulting firm founded in 2011, which offers a wide range of Consulting, Engineering, and Training services to the space industry.

Our services help organizations to minimize risks, make informed decisions and develop optimal strategies for their space programs. Our unique value proposition is to bridge the gap between the technical and commercial worlds, backed by an experience that encompasses over 40 space programs. Our team consists of a network of more than 50 experts, who are at the cutting edge of new space technologies in areas such us: satellite systems, payloads, antennas, launch vehicles, etc. Our clients range from satellite operators, space agencies, insurance companies, space industry manufacturers to governments and launch agencies. Our contacts with key staff in major satellite manufacturers, satellite operators, insurers, space agencies and launch service providers coupled with our independent and unbiased perspective and deep technical expertise, ensure our services provide unparalleled value to our customers in Canada and around the world.


Market Studies for Space Industry

  • Market studies, business intelligence, feasibility studies, cost analysis, commercial due diligence, surveys, etc.

Satellite Program Management

  • Planning, organizing, directing and controlling resources to ensure the success of satellite programs

Satellite Program Monitoring

  • Strategic support and independent technical monitoring of spacecraft construction, including coordination among parties involved
    • Customer
    • Manufacturer
    • Sub-Contractors
    • Launch Vehicle Agency

Launch Vehicle and Spacecraft Procurement

  • Support during all the phases of spacecraft and launch vehicle procurement: Request for Information (RFI), Request for proposal (RFP), proposal evaluation, selection of manufacturers and contract negotiation.

Launch Vehicle

  • Strategic and technical support during mission design reviews, interface meetings, launch site integration (launch campaign) and launch monitoring


  • Design of components for space applications, including but not limited to: spacecraft bus components, optical payloads, communications payloads, SAR, etc.
  • Analysis of different mission scenarios, including: LEO, MEO and GEO. We perform complex thermal analysis using all the commercially available specialized software
  • Testing of components for space applications, such as: Thermal cycling, thermal balance, thermo elastic distortion, etc.


  • Design of components for space applications, including but not limited to: spacecraft bus components, optical payloads, communications payloads, SAR, etc.
  • Analysis of different structures, including primary, secondary and tertiary load paths
  • Testing of components for space applications, such as: Acoustics, sine and random vibrations
Thermal Testing Services

Thermal Vacuum Testing

  • Cost-effective thermal vacuum testing services at our own testing facilities, ideal for testing prototypes, coupons, components and small units.
  • The thermal vacuum chamber is cylindrical with a diameter of 305mm (12 in) and a height of 305 mm (12 in). The temperature range of the control plates is -195°C to +200°C.
  • We also have the capabilities to design and manufacture any test support equipment that our customers may require.
Research and Development

Design and development of specialized thermal hardware

Customized heat pipes, phase change materials, advanced conduction, thermal straps, thermoelectric cooling, etc.

Development of Satellite Payloads

Development of Synthetic Aperture Radar payloads.


Our courses cover the key technical and commercial aspects of the satellite industry including management, satellite procurement, business strategies, sales and marketing, and technical topics from the ground up to the spacecraft. Whether you are a private or a public organization, our training will equip participants with the tools and know-how to help grow your business.

Our trainers are space industry professionals, who are at the cutting edge of new technologies. Participants will benefit from the rich transfer of know-how from space industry veterans who are respected in their field and have first-hand experience in space companies. We offer pre-packaged, as well as costumed courses. These courses are offered at either our premises in Ottawa or at the client’s location.

Our Courses

Our Experience

Telecan Space's core team has experience working in over 40 international space programs and projects including the following:

 Nimiq 1 & 2

Customer: Telesat

Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin

Launcher: Proton M

 Nimiq 4

Customer: Telesat

Manufacturer: Astrium

Launcher: Proton M

 Nimiq 5 & 6

Customer: Telesat

Manufacturer: Loral

Launcher: Proton M

 Anik F2

Customer: Telesat

Manufacturer: Boeing

Launcher: Ariane 5