Earth Observation

The Commercial Ecosystem from the 2016 Space Policy Symposium

On Tuesday, November 8th some 90 people gathered at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa for the 1st Canadian Space Policy Summit organized by the Canadian Space Commerce Association. Representatives from industry, academia, not-for-profits and government discussed a variety of policy issues with a planned outcome of putting together a recommendations report to be disseminated, and in particular, provided to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada …

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Short Cuts: New Space Strategy Coming in June 2017, a Balanced Space Program and more

In today's Short Cuts: Minister Bains, in remarks at the 2016 Canadian Aerospace Summit last week, said that a new space strategy will be launched next June with the new Space Advisory Board supporting the development of long term priorities for Canada's space program. In part two of our series on the Canadian Space Policy Symposium we hear about the need for a balanced space program. The Fourth Canadian Satellite Design Challenge begins, iREx grants, Aerospace cluster and more.

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Short Cuts: Space Policy, Earth Observation Summit, Apogy Software, Upcoming Events and More

In today’s Short Cuts: The Canadian Space Commerce Association held its first Canadian Space Policy Summit last week and we have the first of three stories from the event. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) releases information about the the 11th Advanced SAR (ASAR) Workshop being held as part of the Earth Observation Summit 2017. The CSA promotes its Apogy software for operating robots and satellites …

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Second Liberal Budget Should Define Their Commitment to Canada's Space Program

The Liberal government has been in power for a year and it is now becoming clear the way forward for the space sector is through the yet to be presented Innovation Agenda the government is currently seeking input on. If the buzzword innovation hasn’t been defined, redefined and used enough for you, well get ready, you’re going to get a steady diet of it starting …

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Innovation, Collaboration, Workforce Change Highlight Laporte's First Head of Agencies Panel at the 67th International Astronautical Congress

The International Astronautical Congress is the pre-eminent international meeting of the year for the global space community. Global leaders from national space agencies, commercial companies, engineers, scientists, and student gather together to take the pulse of the community and to do business. This year, the 67th International Astronautical Congress was held in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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NASA Earth Observatory: Bay of Fundy

After passing over North America, a crew member aboard the International Space Station looked back at the coastline and took this photograph of one of the world’s most famous bays. The image shows the upper 54 kilometers (33 miles) of the 220 kilometer-long (140 mile) Bay of Fundy, site of the highest vertical tidal range on the planet.

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Canadian Greenhouse Gas and Air Quality Small Satellite CLAIRE Set for Launch

A Canadian demonstration small satellite, CLAIRE by GHGSat, is scheduled to launch on June 21 at 23:57 p.m. EDT (June 22, 03:57 GMT) on an Indian rocket as part of a secondary payload of smaller satellites to be launched. The primary payload is the Indian Cartosat 2C high-resolution earth observation developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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