Interview with Mike Pley, COO of COM DEV International.
Space – the final frontier!
COM DEV produces electronics for satellites. A Canadian company and world leader in satellite technology, based in Cambridge, Ontario and employing over 1,000 people.
Mike Pley is an Engineering graduate of McMaster University.
Insights & excerpts from this interview with Mike Pley.
We have to build something that will be super dependable for 15 years.
You can’t make repair calls in space.
Our equipment is on 80% of the over 650 satellites up there.
We don’t go after the low cost world where price is king.
We want to encourage the next generation to become astronauts and engineers.
The next big project we are working on is the James Webb Telescope which is scheduled to launch in 2014. It will see far more than the Hubble. The James Webb Telescope is seeking to see first light – the beginning of galaxies.
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