Greg Wyler of OneWeb keynote at the 2016 Canadian SmallSat Symposium
Greg Wyler of OneWeb keynote at the 2016 Canadian SmallSat Symposium. Credit: CSCA.

The Canadian SmallSat Symposium Issues Call for Papers

The Canadian Space Commerce Association has issued a Call for Papers for the 2017 Canadian SmallSat Symposium. The symposium in meant to be an annual event, and this is the second time the CSCA is organizing it.

Last year the symposium was held in early February, and despite the winter weather attendance was twice what organizers had expected at over 200 people. This year the event will be held between October 17-19 in Toronto.

The Call for Papers submission process will open June 8 with a July 21 deadline to submit.

The theme for this years conference is Small Satellites, Responsible Revolution;

“The demand and opportunity to put SmallSat’s in orbit is continuing to grow, especially at the micro and nano scale. The current traffic in LEO and the thousands of smallsats slated for deployment, heighten the propensity for collision and challenge the sustainability space.”

“To position Canada to provide solutions and technologies to mitigate this concern, the CSCA is bringing together stakeholders from across the country and inviting international participation to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration.”

2016 Canadian SmallSat Symposium opening remarks audience
2016 Canadian SmallSat Symposium opening remarks audience. Credit: CSCA.

The topics of interests for paper submission include (but not limited to):

  • Earth Observation and Space Debris
  • Ground Systems and Communications
  • Launch Opportunities and Challenges
  • Science and Missions
  • Technology
  • Payload
  • Finance, Business and Market
  • Space Law and Policy
  • Government Role
  • Academic Submissions
  • Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

About Marc Boucher

Marc Boucher
Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceRef Canada Interactive Inc, CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef U.S., advisor and co-founder of the Canadian Space Commerce Association, and director and co-founder of MaxQ Accelerator Inc. Previously he was the founder of Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine which he sold.

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