Experience and Heritage
A spacecraft and all its components must withstand the extremes of vibration, pyrotechnic shock, cosmic radiation and large temperature fluctuations. There are no service calls, no repairs, and no replacement parts once a spacecraft is launched – and therefore, there is no tolerance for anything less than perfection. The failure of a single component on a satellite can jeopardize an investment of several years and hundreds of millions of dollars.
With stakes this high, satellite manufacturers must be certain that every company in their supply chain has the proven capability to design and manufacture reliable technology for space and deliver it precisely on time.
COM DEV was founded in 1974 to supply microwave equipment to the emerging space industry, and for over three decades our core business has been space engineering. We have grown to become a global organization with over 1,000 employees, serving the commercial, civil and military sectors of the market.
Few organizations can match COM DEV’s heritage. We have supplied equipment to over 800 spacecraft – more than any other company in the world. Over 80 percent of all commercial communications satellites ever launched have had COM DEV technology on board. We have long-standing relationships with all of the world’s major space companies, and we have supplied equipment to leading organizations such as the Canadian Space Agency, the European Space Agency and NASA. Our reputation for reliability is unsurpassed.
All technology we engineer is exhaustively analyzed and tested, and manufactured with extraordinary precision and control so that its performance in space is absolutely predictable and consistent. COM DEV is a recognized leader in lean manufacturing techniques.