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Canadian Space Agency president Lisa Campbell appearance before House of Commons industry committee gets political

Lisa Campbell at INDU committee meeting Oct. 29, 2020

New Canadian Space Agency president Lisa Campbell appeared before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) in late October as a formality upon being appointed to her position. The INDU meeting, now virtual, is generally a friendly event for these types of Order in Council appointment confirmations. But the Q&A is sometimes an opportunity for politics to get partisan, which was the case …

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Global Affairs Canada releases RSSSA regulatory guide

This is a Mosaic of Canada which is made from 121 images captured by Canadian satellite RADARSAT-2.

As we previously mentioned, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) has been working on two guides related to the Remote Sensing Space Systems Act (RSSSA). The effort has been part of a larger process to enact regulatory reform to deal with the current reality of a fast growing space sector. The first of those guides has now been published. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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Senior cabinet shuffle sees three ministers with key space responsibilities moved

The Honourable Navdeep Bains stands in front of the Canadarm2 Latching End Effector spare that will launch to the ISS in 2018.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Minister Navdeep Bains has left the Liberal cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The resignation required a shuffle of senior ministers and sees Marc Garneau moving from Transport to Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe Champagne moving from Foreign Affairs to ISED and Omar Alghabra, new to cabinet, takes over Transport. It's billed as a small cabinet shuffle of senior Liberal ministers. …

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New methodology sees significant jump in value of the space economy in Euroconsult’s 2020 report

Euroconsult Space Economy Report 2020

Before the holidays I wrote a story on what is the size of the global space economy. That story included a video with Euroconsult's Nathan de Ruiter discussing their Space Economy Report 2019. I knew at the time that a new report was forthcoming. What I didn't know was that the report would see the value of the space economy jump from US$298 to US$385 …

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Canadian Armed Forces – Space is a team sport

File photo: Artists rendering of the Sapphire satellite

The last decade has witnessed a steady and progressive realization that space is no longer a sanctuary, but it was during this time that space capability has become a foundation for our very way of life. In the past, governments had freedom of action in space, the safety and security challenges were relatively benign, and the number of actors limited. Today none of these assertions …

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First Canadian space regulatory reform guides coming shortly

This is a Mosaic of Canada which is made from 121 images captured by Canadian satellite RADARSAT-2.

In 2017 the second independent review of the Remote Sensing Space Systems Act (RSSA) was published. The report outlined its findings and recommendations providing a path forward to modernizing the RSSSA. Now, almost four years later, SpaceQ has learned that the first two space regulatory reform guides are set to be published, likely this month. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log …

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