Ontario Drive & Gear and Open Space Orbital Join the Canadian Space Commerce Association

odg_oso_625August 18, 2015, Toronto – The Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA), Canada’s national space industry association, is pleased to announce the addition of two new corporate members.

Joining the CSCA as new corporate members are; Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd. (ODG) and Open Space Orbital Inc.

“Forward thinking companies like ODG and Open Space Orbital are helping to drive innovation in Canada and are creating opportunities for young Canadians to work in new and exciting segments of the space sector,” said CSCA Executive Director, Marc Boucher. “The CSCA works with companies like these to help them promote their products and services and expand their market reach.”

“Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd. is pleased to be a member of the CSCA and is very appreciative of the work that it does.  As a Canadian-based manufacturing company with a growing space business unit, ODG has an acute interest in the promotion of activity within the commercial space segment,” said ODG’s Chief Technology Officer, Peter Vischer.

Open Space Orbital’s CEO Tyler Reyno added “Open Space Orbital is pleased to join other leading space technology companies as a member of CSCA to advance Canada’s space capability, inspiring innovation and furthering Canada’s interests, nationally and internationally.”

About ODG and ODG’s Space/Robotics Division

Founded in 1962, Ontario Drive & Gear Limited operates from three facilities, with a total of 150,000 sq. ft. manufacturing footprint in New Hamburg, Ontario. To satisfy the growing demand for its products and innovative developments, ODG has aligned its business strength in two divisions: the Gear Division and the Vehicle Division.  The Gear Division has built a solid reputation for the design and manufacture of quality gears and transmissions, while the Vehicle Division’s ARGO is known as the world leader in amphibious vehicles.  ODG is proud of its people, who are the basis of the company’s success story.  Numerous performance awards from industrial customers are testimonials to ODG’s commitment to customer satisfaction and quality.

Since 2008, the Space/Robotics Division has conceptualized, designed and manufactured numerous generations of extreme-terrain rovers for space and terrestrial environments for both government and commercial customers.

Learn more at: www.argoatv.com/industries/space-robotics

About Open Space Orbital Inc.

Open Space Orbital Inc. is working to design, manufacture and operate rocket technologies for the purpose of delivering small satellites into low Earth orbit.

Learn more at: www.openspaceorbital.com

About the Canadian Space Commerce Association

The Canadian Space Commerce Association, Canada’s national space industry association, founded in 2007, is a registered not-for-profit organization that advances the economic, legal and political environment for space companies.

For more information about the Canadian Space Commerce Association and when our next event is, please visit our website at: spacecommerce.ca

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Media Contact:

Marc Boucher
Executive Director
marc.boucher@spacecommerce.ca
Tel: 519-685-6586

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