CFUW Kanata History Group 

 Wed. March 20, 2024 1:00pm to 3:00 pm

You are invited to visit the 


Established in March 1989, the CSA is a federal agency responsible for managing all of Canada's civil space-related activities.  Space is important both to Canada's transition to a knowledge-based economy and to the Government of Canada's social, scientific, sovereignty, security, and foreign policy objectives. 

The David Florida Laboratory (DFL) is Canada's world-class spacecraft assembly, integration and testing centre.  The testing of systems, such as Canadarm, or of very large satellites, such as RADARSAT, requires special facilities and equipment. The David Florida Laboratory is one of the few facilities in the world that can simulate the vibration of a launch and perform space environmental tests on large satellites or their subsystems and components. 

The DFL supplies government and industry with the specialized rooms, equipment, and support personnel necessary to assemble and check the space worthiness of entire spacecraft, their subsystems, and major components.

Address:      3701 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K2H 8S2

Tour guide:   Duncan Adams, with 50 years of experience

Proof of Citizenship required to enter building

Contact the Convenor of the History Group to register before March 11, 2024

* This is part of the History Interest Group's program. To join this group contact the convenor. If you are not a member of CFUW but would like to join us, email  to request a link to our ZOOM meeting. We always welcome new members. 


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