ABB Inc.

Aaron Spaans
Business Development Manager, Space and Defence Systems
Tel: 613-298-4813

3400 Rue Pierre-Ardouin
Quebec City, QC, G1P 0B2

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Celebrating 50 years of technological innovations, ABB’s Quebec factory is the largest Canadian
supplier of space-based optical products, with over one hundred optical systems on-orbit or in
manufacturing serving both governments and private clients. Since 1973, our dedicated team has
provided solutions to address the needs of our customers throughout the global space industry.

ABB specializes in remote sensing instruments for space applications from the UV to the far IR
addressing weather forecasting, climate, earth observation, space domain awareness, space
exploration and astronomy, among others.

Our space products encompass a broad array of technologies such as:

•  Specialized camera systems
•  Multi and hyperspectral imagers
•  Spectrometers
•  Optical payload modules (telescopes, pointing mirrors, onboard calibration, metrology)
•  Instrument performance simulators and data analysis

With its proven experience in remote sensing and a unique synergy between space and volume
manufacturing for ABB global industrial market, our company supports its customers’ missions
in various ways ranging from feasibility studies to production of complete optical payload or other
mission critical instrument modules. ABB also offers solutions for ground-based and airborne
instruments in related technology fields.

Number of employees: 105,000

Products & Services: Calibration Services; Contract Design & Manufacturing; Contract Engineering
& Technical Personnel Engineering; Contract R & D; Optical Systems; Remote Sensing Equipment; Satellites, Satellite Systems, Components & Software; Surveillance System