Stewart Bain

NorthStar Earth & Space
CEO and Co-Founder

Stewart Bain is an innovator, entrepreneur, aerospace engineer, and the driving force in the development of NorthStar, the world’s first comprehensive Earth & Space Information services platform that will pioneer space-based SSA (Space Situational Awareness).

Stewart has been spearheading the commercialization of disruptive aeronautical and space technologies for over two decades. He was part of the original engineering design team for RadarSat 1 & 2,  created the optical systems centre of excellence in Canada that commercially developed breakthrough star tracker systems for spacecraft attitude control and optical intersatellite link technologies, and lead an international team of scientists from USA and Japan that developed high temperature asymmetric phenyl ethynyl terminated imide oligomers that won a NASA R&D 100 award.

Stewart’s energies are devoted to realizing NorthStar as an enterprise to provide concrete solutions for some of our planet’s most pressing challenges with tools that will enable a safer and more sustainable environment in Space and on Earth for generations to come.

Stewart holds an MBA from Queen’s University and a Master of Engineering from Carleton University. In his previous life he was a trained classical actor and founder of the Ottawa Shakespeare Festival in 1992.

Last updated on: January 24, 2024