Policy

Canada’s Challenge: Launching Our Own Satellites

Last week COM DEV announced that Canada’s earth observation Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite (M3MSat) launch was being postponed at the insistence of the Government of Canada, a by-product of political tensions in the Ukraine with Russian as the instigator. This is a situation that need not have happened if Canada had a progressive space policy in place.

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CSA Releases Canada’s Space Policy Framework Promotional Video

What is Canada’s Future in Space? This promotional video provides remarks by Industry Minister James Moore and highlights of Canada’s past accomplishments as Canada’s new Space Policy Framework is outlined. Canada’s new Space Policy Framework was released on February 7, 2014 at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.

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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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Future Directions for the Canadian Space Community

Dr. Gordon “Oz” Osinski moderated a panel on possible future directions for the Canadian Space Community. On the panel were Dr. Paul Sylvester, Memorial University, Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund, Space Policy Institute, Dr. Jack Mustard, Brown University and Dr. Chris Herd, University of Alberta.

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