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Opportunity and Risk Ahead for Canada's Space Industry

At the First Canadian Aerospace Summit hosted by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada in Ottawa yesterday a distinguished group of leaders was brought together for the Canadian Aerospace Leaders Panel moderated by Canadian Space Agency (CSA) President Dr. Steve MacLean. The theme of the panel was “Does Canada need an aerospace industrial base?” The message from industry leaders was clear, for industry to be …

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Is Canada Thinking Big Enough?

The following article first appeared in the first issue of our new magazine Space Quarterly on September 1, 2011. With the opening today of the First Canadian Aerospace Summit in Ottawa we thought it appropriate to publish this article online. The next issue of Space Quarterly will be published December 1. Subscribe to the digital or print edition for more in-depth coverage of the Canadian …

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China Launches Shenzhou-8

China has launched the Shenzhou-8 which will attempt to rendezvous and dock with the Tiangong-1 space station module. This is China’s first attempt at a docking and rendezvous between its spacecraft.

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Progress Supply Ship Successfully Launched Into Orbit

An unmanned Progress cargo ship loaded with 2.9 tons of supplies was successfully launched this morning. Bound for the International Space Station, it is the first launch attempt after the failure of a Soyuz rocket with another unmanned Progress last August. With this successful launch, the way is clear for the launch of the next ISS three man crew November 14.

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Canadian Space Agency Invests In Exploration Ideas

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded six contracts to four organizations to develop concept studies in areas related to future space exploration ventures. The studies are part of the CSA’s strategy to invest in emerging ideas that could become Canada’s next revolutionary technologies, like a high resolution Canadian-led space telescope; robots to remove space debris and tune-up ailing satellites; an instrument to measure the …

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