56 Years Ago Today Canada Became Only the 3rd Nation to Build and Have Launched a Satellite

Today marks the 56th anniversary of the launch of the Alouette-1 satellite in 1962. With that launch Canada became only the third nation to build its own satellite and have it launched joining the then U.S.S.R. and United States.


It’s an important milestone in Canada’s history that worth’s remembering now as the government crafts a new space strategy that many have been waiting for years to see delivered.

To learn more about the Alouette-1 and Canada’s early work in space read our story Alouette 1 – Celebrating 50 Years of Canada in Space.

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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