Policy

Government of Canada Gives Domestic Spaceport and Rocket Launch Industry a Boost

Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra. Credit: CPAC TV.

It's been years in the making, but today the Government of Canada signalled it would fully support the development of a domestic commercial space launch capability and necessary facilities. The first step, in the interim, and starting from today, would allow on a case-by-case basis, orbital launches from Canada. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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U.S. Lunar Strategy Addresses The Details of Humanity Settling the Moon

National Cislunar Science and Technology (S&T) Strategy. Credit White House OSTP.

If the National Cislunar Science and Technology Strategy (the Cislunar Strategy) released by the White House on November 17, 2022 actually becomes long-term U.S. policy, it could be the first truly historic document guiding human settlement of the Moon and beyond. That’s how ambitious and far-reaching the Cislunar Strategy is in its vision of organizing the region of space in the Earth-Moon system beyond geosynchronous …

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New report shows Canadians confused about the value of space

A global report on what on Earth is the value of space. Credit: Inmarsat.

Canadians enjoy space, but don’t really recognize how important it is for our everyday lives. That’s one of the takeaway messages from a new Inmarsat report, which surveyed 20,000 people globally. Among the Canadian group, 40% say they are hopeful about the possibilities of space and 32% say they are excited.

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Canada Gets Its Own ‘Space Force’

Signing the 3 Canadian Space Division into existence

Following similar moves by the United States, Britain, and Australia, Canada now has its own 'Space Force.’ Specifically, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) established 3 Canadian Space Division (3 CSD) on July 22, 2022, which has evolved out of the RCAF’s Director General Space (DG Space) organization. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, …

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