TThe Centre for Large Space Structures and Systems (CLS3) Inc. was established in 1992 as a result of year's of prior research and development efforts comprising large space structures and related systems technology,. CLS3 is Canada's first initiative for research and development of advanced and innovative technologies and the recognized pioneers in Micro-Nano-Technologies (MNT) for aerospace and defense applications. CLS3 has undertaken the most ambitious research program for development of MNT based devices and systems.
On behalf of Canadian Government, CLS3 chaired the Task Group on "MNT for Space" to create near-term and long-term strategy and vision.