Policy

The Canadian Space Agency Perspective 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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What Does a Trump Government Mean for the Canadian Space Sector

Change is coming to Washington, and the result of the U.S. election has shown us clearly an America divided. Bombastic businessman and showman Donald J. Trump is president-elect, and the Republicans have a majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. While this may seem a clear path to enabling policies, it should be noted that Trump trails in the popular vote, and …

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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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The Revolving Door of Canadian Space Agency Presidents – 2014 Canada in Space Series

Presidents of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) can serve a term of five years which can be renewed. The problem however is that since its foundation, only one president has completed one full term. In fact, under the current government, which has been in power for nearly 9 years, there have been four interim presidents and a total of seven presidents.

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