Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is a federal organization, established in 1989, that contributes to the development of the Canadian civil space industry by procuring contracts from foreign space agencies such as ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA. CSA coordinates major Canadian space program activities including the Canadian Astronaut Office, the David Florida Laboratory (Canada's facility for assembling, integrating, and testing spacecraft and other space hardware), and Canadian contributions to the International Space Station.