Canadian Space Agency Moves Forward with Executing Next Space Plan

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will see it’s budget peak this year at an all time high of $424.6 million then drop 34% over the following two years according to estimates released yesterday in their annual Report on Plans and Priorities. At the same the agency has completed an overhaul and restructuring of their Program Activity Architecture which in effect begins the execution of the …

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Canadian LIDAR to be a Part of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission

NASA today announced that the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx mission was the winner of NASA’s third mission in its New Frontiers Program. It was one of three finalists. Regardless of which mission was going to be selected Canada was participating in all three. Canada’s contribution will be a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system that the Canadian Space Agency will contract out to …

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This Week in Space for Canada

Space tourist Guy Lalibert publishes his orbital scrapbook, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronauts step up their efforts to remind us that they “still have a bright future,” although maybe not as government astronauts and the new federal minister of industry (who’s also responsible for the CSA) has a background in agriculture and natural resources management, which should give him a understanding of the growing space …

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