David Florida Laboratory FAQ

The David Florida Laboratory (DFL) is Canada's world-class spacecraft assembly, integration and testing centre, maintained and operated by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). On a fee-for-service basis, the DFL supplies governments and industry with the specialized rooms, equipment and support personnel necessary to assemble and check the spaceworthiness of entire spacecraft, their subsystems, and major components. The facility includes capabilities for thermal vacuum, thermal balance, vibration, modal, and radio frequency testing, as well as mass properties measurements. The laboratory is one of only a few facilities of its kind in the world, capable of simulating the enormous stresses and temperature extremes associated with rocket launch and space flight.