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CSA Releases 2011 State of the Canadian Space Sector Report

State of the Canadian Spaced Sector 2011

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) released it’s annual State of the Canadian Space Sector Report earlier this month with its usual lack of notification. The report was supposedly released on December 3rd just days after the Aerospace Review report was released and just a couple of days before the Aerospace Summit. The question is why didn’t the CSA issue a press release about the report?

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Canadian LIDAR Technology

Laser technology has the image of being as futuristic as space travel itself, but lasers are being used for many purposes beyond their science fiction role as a weapon. And Canadian industry is taking a leading role in developing lasers for space applications.

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Expedition 34/35 Crew Departs Star City

Expedition 34/35 Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko, NASA Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn and Canadian Space Agency Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield participated in traditional ceremonies at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia outside Moscow Dec. 6. Afterward, they departed for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to complete training for their launch to the International Space Station in the Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft Dec. 19.

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Aerospace Review Report Cites Insufficient Policy Clarity and Calls for Greater Commitment to the Space Sector

An independent Aerospace Review mandated by the government in its 2011 budget has completed an 11 month review of the aerospace sector and released its recommendations today. The two volume report, one focusing on the aerospace sector, the other on the space sector, could have far reaching consequences depending on whether the government pays heed to the recommendations.

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