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Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


The Surveillance of Space 2 (SofS 2) will provide Space Surveillance data through a space-based sensor system to the U.S. Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), the organization responsible for running the U.S. Space Surveillance Network (SSN). One of the many products derived from the JSpOC is Space Situational Awareness (SSA). SSA is key to enabling Canada to gain a clear understanding of the space order of battle.


The SofS 2 Project will procure either a sensor or a system of sensors for the purpose of tracking man-made objects in Earth orbits having altitudes of 6000 km or greater above the surface of the Earth. This SSA sensor system will improve upon the continuity of the capability currently being provided by the Sapphire satellite that was delivered by the Surveillance of Space Project.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $100 million to $249 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016 Options Analysis
  • 2017 Definition Approval
  • 2020 Implementation Approval
  • 2018 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2021 Contract Award
  • 2025 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director General Space
Phone: 613-945-5566

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