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Exploring the Moon's South Pole a Canadian Objective

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has spent the past three years putting “considerable emphasis” on lunar exploration technologies, according to the paper Advanced technology Development for Space Exploration at the Canadian Space Agency being presented at the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group this week.

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Canadian Space Summit November 19-21

The Canadian Space Society announced the Call for Papers for the upcoming Canadian Space Summit. The summit is an annual conference that brings together all elements of the Canadian space industry. The annual meeting is being held between November 19th through the 21st at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa. In addition to displays, booths, and activities, the centerpiece of the Summit are two days …

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Canadian Space Commerce Association Bi-Monthly Meeting

The next Canadian Space Commerce Association meeting is Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at the law office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, 199 Bay Street, Suite 2800, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON M5L 1A9 (a map to the office can be found at: http://www.blakes.com/english/toronto.html).

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Canadian Space Society ads Major Corporate Sponsor

Just in time for its annual Canadian Space Summit the Canadian Space Society has added software Industry heavyweight Analytical Graphics, Inc (AGI) as a major corporate sponsor to the ranks of its contributors. AGI provides software for timely and cost-effective development of advanced space, defense and intelligence applications.

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The Case for a Decadal-Scale Robotic Lunar Exploration Program

The concept of mining on the moon is “embryonic”, notes Dale Boucher, a researcher from the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT), but with the right economic argument there will be companies interested in getting involved. Boucher co-authored the paper Assessing the Resource Potential of the Moon: The Case for a Decadal-Scale Robotic Lunar Exploration Program presented at this weeks Lunar Exploration Analysis Group meeting.

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Canadian Ideas at the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group 2010 Meeting

Each fall the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group gather to discuss the exploration of the moon. The focus of the meeting this year will be using the Moon as a target for solar system exploration, science, commerce, education, and technology development. The meeting takes place in Washington starting today through Thursday. Canadian participation in the meeting is strong once again this year and SpaceRef will provide …

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Canada and the International Space Exploration Coordination Group

The main success of the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) is allowing Canada to keep an eye out on what other countries are doing and to develop programs in parallel, according to the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) Victoria Hipkin. The program scientist for planetary exploration is a co-author on a paper explaining ISECG’s importance; it will be presented at the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group …

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This Week in Space for Canada

The Space Security Index (SSI) releases its seventh annual report just in time for the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) teleconference on space debris and traffic management. Meanwhile, completed Canadian components of the James Webb Space Telescope begin showing up at Goddard Space Flight Center for final testing and MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) Chief Executive Daniel Friedmann states that his company “hasn’t always …

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