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MDA advocates for a long-term space plan in House Committee hearing

MDA CEO Mike Greenley outlines his three things Canada needs to do including a long-term space plan.

If you thought the space community was satisfied with the Space Strategy the Liberal government unveiled two years ago, think again. With MDA leading the charge from the industry perspective, CEO Mike Greenley called for a long-term space plan among the short list priorities government should be thinking about. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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Canadian Space Agency president Lisa Campbell appearance before House of Commons industry committee gets political

Lisa Campbell at INDU committee meeting Oct. 29, 2020

New Canadian Space Agency president Lisa Campbell appeared before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) in late October as a formality upon being appointed to her position. The INDU meeting, now virtual, is generally a friendly event for these types of Order in Council appointment confirmations. But the Q&A is sometimes an opportunity for politics to get partisan, which was the case …

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All I want for the holidays is a Starlink beta invitation

Santa delivers a Starlink kit

As we enter the year end holiday season we're hearing from Canadians across the country that all they want for the holidays is a Starlink beta invitation. While more invitations are coming in the new year, users should understand there's a reason why it's called the "Better Than Nothing Beta." Also, it's not just consumers interested in Starlink, Members of Parliament on the Standing Committee …

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Second Liberal Budget Should Define Their Commitment to Canada's Space Program

The Liberal government has been in power for a year and it is now becoming clear the way forward for the space sector is through the yet to be presented Innovation Agenda the government is currently seeking input on. If the buzzword innovation hasn’t been defined, redefined and used enough for you, well get ready, you’re going to get a steady diet of it starting …

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The Transformation of MDA Into a Multinational Player – Part 1

RADARSAT Constellation Mission RCM

In 2007 MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) made the assessment that the domestic space market wasn’t growing and that there was no long-term commitment to space by the Conservative government. As well, access to the U.S. market, critical for growth, was being stymied by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and security issues. At the same time MDA’s Information Products group was growing …

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This Week in Space for Canada

The worldwide commercial space market heats up as Iridium Satellite Communications caps a two billion dollar turnaround with a $492 million USD launch contract to Elon Musk and his Space-X cowboys. Meanwhile, back in Canada our federal government finally ponies up another $26.4 million CDN to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) to continue work on phase “C” of the RADARSAT Constellation mission and COMDEV International …

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This Week in Space for Canada

“And there you have it, the Great Canadian Handshake,” then astronaut Steve MacLean said over a scratchy radio from space back in 2006 after using the Canadarm2 on the International Space Station (ISS) to grasp 16 tonnes of machinery handed to him by a second Canadarm on the space shuttle Atlantis.

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