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This Week in Space for Canada

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) remembers it’s past and ponders it’s future, COM DEV International subsidiary exactEarth Ltd. successfully launches its automatic identification system (AIS) payload from India and campaigning ex-astronaut and current politician Marc Garneau discusses innovation, entrepreneurship and public policy this Wednesday. All that and more, this week in space for Canada.

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India's Successful Launch of PSLV-C16 is Good News for Canada

On April 20th India got back on track with a successful launch of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket on its 16th mission after two consecutive failures of its larger Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle in 2010. The news is good for Canada as several Canadian satellites are set to launch on future PSLV missions.

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This Week in Space for Canada

In space, no one can hear your electioneering, which could mean curtains for Canada’s never released and long buried, long term space plan. Plus, a Canadarm actually retires to Canada, although we’re not quite sure just where yet (after all, my Canada always included Florida, especially in the winter) and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) just keeps needing more money, more money and more …

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