Policy

Wanted: A Few Good Space Advisors

The Liberal government has decided that it’s time to replace the current Space Advisory Board appointed by the previous government with a new one. However there’s a twist. This time around they’re allowing anyone who’s qualified to apply.

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Innovation, Collaboration, Workforce Change Highlight Laporte's First Head of Agencies Panel at the 67th International Astronautical Congress

The International Astronautical Congress is the pre-eminent international meeting of the year for the global space community. Global leaders from national space agencies, commercial companies, engineers, scientists, and student gather together to take the pulse of the community and to do business. This year, the 67th International Astronautical Congress was held in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Marc Garneau Talks Global Warming and the Strategic Need for a Strong Space Program

It was not meant as a political speech, but it was a political speech, at least in so much as Marc Garneau spoke on two related issues that he’s passionate about. One of which, the environment and global warming, could be a hot topic for discussion in the upcoming federal election scheduled for Monday, October 19. Garneau is the Member of Parliament for Westmount − …

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The Revolving Door of Canadian Space Agency Presidents – 2014 Canada in Space Series

Canada in Space

Presidents of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) can serve a term of five years which can be renewed. The problem however is that since its foundation, only one president has completed one full term. In fact, under the current government, which has been in power for nearly 9 years, there have been four interim presidents and a total of seven presidents. This page is for …

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Canada’s Challenge: Launching Our Own Satellites

Last week COM DEV announced that Canada’s earth observation Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite (M3MSat) launch was being postponed at the insistence of the Government of Canada, a by-product of political tensions in the Ukraine with Russian as the instigator. This is a situation that need not have happened if Canada had a progressive space policy in place.

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