Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency restructures to meet future growth of the space program

Little known outside the confines of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), are changes which came into effect on August 31st to the top level organizational structure of Canada's space agency. Those changes are designed to meet the needs of key programs and the growing importance within government of the space program. SpaceQ has obtained the new organizational …

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UrtheCast Q2 2018b Financials

UrtheCast receives CSA technology contribution but court protection follows

UrtheCast is yet another company to recently benefit from a contribution from the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) latest Space Technology Development Program (STDP) funding round. In the case of UrtheCast, it received one of the larger contributions, $999,916. That news was announced on June 30th. However, subsequent to the award the company on Friday, September 4th filed for court protection with the Supreme Court of …

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GHGSat satellites

GHGSat to build new satellites with US$30 million Series B funding

It took over a year for GHGSat to finally get its second satellite GHGSat-C1 launched on September 2nd. Now, with that success behind them, and with its third satellite scheduled to launch in December, GHGSat has new funding that will allow it fo build three more satellites and an emissions sensor to be used on aircraft. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? …

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HybridLogic Robotics Artificial Technology (AI) animation by Menya Solutions.

Canadian artificial intelligence technology by Menya could drive future space work

A Sherbrooke, Quebec-based company received nearly $640,000 for an artificial intelligence (AI) contract that could assist with future space stations, such as Canada's efforts for the proposed NASA Gateway near the Moon. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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CSA President Sylvain Laporte and His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Chairman of @uaespaceagency, signed a Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Cooperation in the Exploration and Peaceful Use of Space. Also in the picture are His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, top right and ISED Minister Navdeep Bains.

The Canadian Space Agency is on a better footing as Sylvain Laporte leaves

Today is not only Sylvain Laporte's last day as President of the Canadian Space Agency, it's his last day working for government. He's worked in service to Canada for nearly three decades, including the military. And while he's retiring from government today and doing "retirement kind of things," he's not done working yet. First he'll take some time off and then evaluate what opportunities might …

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Honeywell Cambridge Office, formerly COM DEV

Honeywell Aerospace awarded CSA contracts for next-gen satellite technologies

As mentioned earlier in SpaceQ, the Canadian Space Agency has announced funding for a variety of new space technologies as part of the Space Technology Development Program. Today we look at Honeywell Aerospace who received two contracts for next-gen satellite technologies; One for their Integrated Assembly for (the) Next Evolution Satellite, and the other for their Optical Inter Satellite Links (OISL) Communication subsystem. This page …

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Satellite dishes and data illustration, C-Band, spectrum

Telesat makes proposal to repurpose much of C-band services for 5G

Telesat has sent a proposal to the Government of Canada to offer or modify part of its lucrative C-band allocation for 5G services, which would in turn give Canadian consumers, businesses and government departments faster service and more spectrum for the Internet of things. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support …

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Arianespace Vega 16 mission launch on September 2, 2020.

Trio of Canadian satellites launched on the Arianespace Vega 16 mission

An Arianespace Vega launch vehicle with 53 satellites including three from Canada launched late this evening from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. The launch had been delayed over a year as a result of the failed launch of the preceding Vega VV15 mission in July of 2019, then the pandemic, and finally the weather. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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