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President Trump signs Space Policy Directive - 3 on space traffic management.

New US cybersecurity space policy goes further than Canadian policy

At first glance the new US Space Policy Directive 5, Cybersecurity Principles for Space System, released last Friday seems innocuous enough with common sense principles. However, there may be issues with the supply chain portions of the policy. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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CSA President Sylvain Laporte and His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Chairman of @uaespaceagency, signed a Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Cooperation in the Exploration and Peaceful Use of Space. Also in the picture are His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, top right and ISED Minister Navdeep Bains.

The Canadian Space Agency is on a better footing as Sylvain Laporte leaves

Today is not only Sylvain Laporte's last day as President of the Canadian Space Agency, it's his last day working for government. He's worked in service to Canada for nearly three decades, including the military. And while he's retiring from government today and doing "retirement kind of things," he's not done working yet. First he'll take some time off and then evaluate what opportunities might …

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Honeywell Cambridge Office, formerly COM DEV

Honeywell Aerospace awarded CSA contracts for next-gen satellite technologies

As mentioned earlier in SpaceQ, the Canadian Space Agency has announced funding for a variety of new space technologies as part of the Space Technology Development Program. Today we look at Honeywell Aerospace who received two contracts for next-gen satellite technologies; One for their Integrated Assembly for (the) Next Evolution Satellite, and the other for their Optical Inter Satellite Links (OISL) Communication subsystem. This page …

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Martin Hébert, Director, Strategic Integration, Canadian Space Agency

The space community mourns the passing of Martin Hébert

Several people wrote to SpaceQ to report on the sudden passing of Martin Hébert, a long time well liked and respected employee of the Canadian Space Agency. Mr. Hébert rose through the ranks to become Director, Space Technology and Science Development, and more recently, Director, Strategic Integration.

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Satellite dishes and data illustration, C-Band, spectrum

Telesat makes proposal to repurpose much of C-band services for 5G

Telesat has sent a proposal to the Government of Canada to offer or modify part of its lucrative C-band allocation for 5G services, which would in turn give Canadian consumers, businesses and government departments faster service and more spectrum for the Internet of things. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support …

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Arianespace Vega 16 mission launch on September 2, 2020.

Trio of Canadian satellites launched on the Arianespace Vega 16 mission

An Arianespace Vega launch vehicle with 53 satellites including three from Canada launched late this evening from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. The launch had been delayed over a year as a result of the failed launch of the preceding Vega VV15 mission in July of 2019, then the pandemic, and finally the weather. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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From left to right; Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, Dan Goldberg, CEO, Telesat, and Bob Smith, CEO, Blue Origin

Telesat reportedly moves closer to IPO to support LEO constellation

Canadian satellite giant Telesat is likely weighing an initial public offering (IPO) as the company gets its low Earth orbit constellation ready to compete with U.S. giants such as SpaceX's Starlink. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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