Tag Archives: Canadian Space Agency

Senate Report Declares Space Assets Critical to Canada’s National Infrastructure

Canada Senate Report Defense Policy Review 2017.

A new Senate report by the Standing Committee National Security and Defence, Military underfunded: The walk must match the talk, commissioned in 2016 as part of the Defence Policy Review concludes that Canada’s space assets need to be declared critical to the nations’ infrastructure and protected. The conclusion comes as no surprise to those who work in the space community. It’s now up to Liberal government to …

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Meet Canada’s New Space Advisory Board

Canada in Space

The Liberal government this evening announced the ten people selected to serve on Canada’s latest edition of a Space Advisory Board. The new Board has already met once, last Thursday, and is getting ready to start a cross-Canada consultation process which start this Friday in Ottawa.

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Dextre and Being in the Critical Path

Dextre in action

Few will remember that on April 8, 1997, twenty years ago tomorrow, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien announced Canada would be contributing the Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator, then called the “Canada Hand”, now known as Dextre, to the International Space Station (ISS). It was a time when Canada was in the “Critical Path” and it was important, let me explain.

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What the Space Community Can Expect in Budget 2017

Canada Budget 2017

The Liberal Budget 2017 will be presented to Canadians on March 22. For the space community it’s expected that there will be no major projects announced. This comes as no surprise as a new Space Strategy won’t be released until June, and a new Space Advisory Board has yet to be announced. Any new major funding would come in next years budget.

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