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Global Affairs Canada remote sensing act circular forthcoming

Northern Land Cover of Canada – Circa 2000

At the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Global Affairs Canada provided an update on their review and analysis of the two independent reviews (2012, 2017) of the Remote Sensing Space Systems Act. As some of you may recall SpaceQ had an exclusive story on the second review which was published in April 2017. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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The Surprise of Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE took astronomers somewhat by surprise. You see, comets can be very finicky with respect to how bright they get. And because the comet became bright enough for the public to see, well, it’s a rare treat. 

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The Canadian Space Agency publishes Space-Based Earth Observation engagement paper

Space-based Earth Observation

The first panel discussion at the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing yesterday was on Space-Based Earth Observation. It was chaired by Eric Loubier, the new Director General of the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation at Natural Resources Canada. Leading up to the discussion an engagement paper was released by the Canadian Space Agency, though if you didn't know where to find it, you …

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Is Canada the next Five Eyes nation to sign a Technology Safeguards Agreement with the US?

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In mid-June the UK signed a Technology Safeguards Agreement with the US, joining New Zealand which did so in 2016. That leaves Canada and Australia as the remaining members of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance to do so. SpaceQ spoke with Ken Hodgkins, formerly of the US State Department to discuss a possible Technology Safeguards Agreement (TSA) agreement between Canada and the US. This page …

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Reaction Dynamics receives $1.5 million from Canadian Space Agency for rocket engine development

Illustration of Reaction Dynamics launch vehicle with new rocket engine

Ushering in a new generation of entrepreneurs, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has provided companies like Reaction Dynamics, who are developing a new hybrid rocket engine, non-repayable contributions in its latest technologies funding round. The funding announcements in the past month by the CSA has amounted to $13.5 million from their Space Technology Development Program. Over the course of the next few weeks we'll look …

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The CSA awards another $4.5M in STDP technology contracts

Canada in Space

The Canadian Space Agency has awarded 10 non-repayable contributions totalling $4.5 million to eight companies under the Space Technology Development Program AO 6. These awards follow a June 29 announcement of 14 awards to eight companies valued at $9 million. Between the two announcements there have been 24 awards totalling $13.5 million. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space …

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