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December 2011 Issue of Space Quarterly Magazine Available

The latest edition of Space Quarterly magazine is available. In this issue we’re focusing on space policy along with updates on Canada’s rover program, one of Canada’s next satellites to be launched, NEOSSat and COM DEV’s Automatic Identification System (AIS) satellite constellation. In our new Leaders section we interview Futron founder and CEO Joe Fuller who tells us about why he started his company and how it helps governments and businesses globally.


Our focus on space policy first examines why Canada’s at a crossroads by looking back in time to the creation of the Canadian Space Agency and the decisions made then and how they effect the agency today. U.S. Space Policy is examined by well known space policy analyst Marcia Smith who delves into the nuances and politics of current policy. We also get insight into India’s burgeoning space program and analysis of China’s mindset.
If Canada is to produce the next generation engineers, astronauts, technicians and scientist who explore the frontiers of space then inspiration must come from somewhere. For most that comes from teachers. But if teachers don’t know about what’s happening today in Canada’s space program how can they inspire the next generation? We take a look at the Canadian Space Agency’s Space Learning Program for teachers which gets them up to speed so they can inspire their students.
We’re also starting a new feature in this issue, Future Space. Each issue we’ll look into what may seem like a far future concept but could develop sooner. In this issue we get a report from DARPA’s 100 year Starship Conference.
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Each issue we pick two articles per edition to provide our readers and make them available on the new SpaceRef Forum. You’ll have to create an account (free) to comment on the stories. In this issue they are:
Canada’s Fledging Rover Program Is Facing A Rocky Future by Elizabeth Howell
Inspiring the Next Generation of Space Explorers by Randy Attwood
U.S. Edition
Where is U.S. Space Policy Headed? by Marcia Smith
Crunch Time for COTS by Jeff Foust
Canadian Edition Table of Content
– Leaders: An Interview with Joe Fuller, CEO of Futron
– Canadian Briefs – Looking Beyond Stimulus Funding
– NEOSSat – The Micro-Surveillance Satellite
– COM DEV Implements ExactEarth
– Moon, Mars or Bust, Canada’s Space Sector at a Crossroads
– Duelling Elephants: Webb Space Telescope and the Space Launch System
– Inspiring the Next Generation of Space Explorers
– Belated Boom: Suborbital Research and Tourism – Surviving Liftoff
– Canada’s Fledgling Rover Program is Facing a Rocky Future
– Where is U.S. Space Policy Headed?
– China Rising – Peaceful Development of a Responsible Stakeholder
– India’s Space Program Matures
– The 100 Year Starship Project: It Takes a Planet
U.S. Edition Table of Content
– Leaders: An Interview with Joe Fuller, CEO of Futron
– Crunch Time for COTS
– The Future of the Space Coast
– Boeing and SpaceX – Efforts to Forge Commercial Crew Transports
– Where is U.S. Space Policy Headed?
– Congress, the White House and Consensus: A Giant Leap Too Far
– Duelling Elephants: Webb Space Telescope and the Space Launch System
– Belated Boom: Suborbital Research and Tourism – Surviving Liftoff
– The Space Launch System and its Controversial Role in Exploration
– A Battle Looms for Control of Japan’s Space Program
– China Rising – Peaceful Development of a Responsible Stakeholder
– India’s Space Program Matures
– The 100 Year Starship Project: It Takes a Planet
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About Marc Boucher

Marc Boucher
Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceRef Canada Interactive Inc, CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef U.S., advisor and co-founder of the Canadian Space Commerce Association, and director and co-founder of MaxQ Accelerator Inc. Previously he was the founder of Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine which he sold.

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