Two Canadian firms play key roles in comet landing

It feels kind of desperate to somehow claim a role in such an important milestone, but that does not diminish the contributions of these two companies.

SED Systems of Saskatoon built three ground stations used by the European Space Agency to communicate with the Rosetta spacecraft, which sent its Philae lander down to the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet.

Ottawa-based ADGA-RHEA Group, meanwhile, provided software to handle complex operation procedures and commands.

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