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Staff Writer

Staff Writer

Artemis Accords – Considerations for Canada

Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program

In part 1 of this series, we considered the Executive Order issued by the U.S. President on “Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources”, dated 6 April 2020, and what this might imply for Canada if it signed onto supporting the order.

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All Talk – No Action: Making the Case for Space in Canada

Alouette 1 ready to ship for launch

Ironically, on the eve of its anniversary this week, hearing that Canada was the third nation in space again causes me to want eat my own liver – not because the feat is not notable or something not to be proud of, but because often it is brought forward under the wrong context. We should not be asking “why Canada cannot keep doing these great …

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The 61st Session of the UN COPUOS Focuses on Using Space to Address Global Challenges

The final session of the 61st meeting of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Although it started with an objection, the 61st meeting of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) reaffirmed the role of the Committee as a unique venue where member States and Observers may inform, learn, express appreciation, voice concern and simply come together to discuss particular issues and raise aspirational bars regarding the exploration and use of space.

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The Defence and Security Applications of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission

The first RCM satellite being transferred to the TVAC chamber at the David Florida Laboratory

This fall Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation Mission, a trio of synthetic aperture radar satellites, will launch 15 years after its conception. In that time there have been government imposed delays and a budget that has grown to over $1 billion. Eric Choi wrote the following article for Space Quarterly Magazine which was published in the March 2013 Canadian edition. It is still relevant today.

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The Emerging Space Cyberwarfare Theatre – Space Quarterly Magazine Archive

Artist illustration of satellite and cyberspace

On Monday the Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan announced the launch of the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program. The first call for proposals for the $1.6 billion program includes challenges related to the space domain such as cyber and identifying and characterization of objects in space. With that in mind we’re publishing this story which first appeared in Space Quarterly Magazine in March 2013. …

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