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First engineering image captured by an RCM satellite with Google Map for reference

Canada, ESA and other partners offer online remote sensing courses

Several Canadian organizations including the Canadian Space Agency, Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Environment Canada have been working with their European colleagues to develop online remote sensing courses. At the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Dirk Werle of the Canadian Space Agency presented an update on the groups efforts. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space …

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Northern Land Cover of Canada – Circa 2000

Global Affairs Canada remote sensing act circular forthcoming

At the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Global Affairs Canada provided an update on their review and analysis of the two independent reviews (2012, 2017) of the Remote Sensing Space Systems Act. As some of you may recall SpaceQ had an exclusive story on the second review which was published in April 2017. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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Comet NEOWISE

The Surprise of Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE took astronomers somewhat by surprise. You see, comets can be very finicky with respect to how bright they get. And because the comet became bright enough for the public to see, well, it’s a rare treat. 

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Space-based Earth Observation

The Canadian Space Agency publishes Space-Based Earth Observation engagement paper

The first panel discussion at the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing yesterday was on Space-Based Earth Observation. It was chaired by Eric Loubier, the new Director General of the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation at Natural Resources Canada. Leading up to the discussion an engagement paper was released by the Canadian Space Agency, though if you didn't know where to find it, you …

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Is Canada the next Five Eyes nation to sign a Technology Safeguards Agreement with the US?

In mid-June the UK signed a Technology Safeguards Agreement with the US, joining New Zealand which did so in 2016. That leaves Canada and Australia as the remaining members of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance to do so. SpaceQ spoke with Ken Hodgkins, formerly of the US State Department to discuss a possible Technology Safeguards Agreement (TSA) agreement between Canada and the US. This page …

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Illustration of Reaction Dynamics launch vehicle with new rocket engine

Reaction Dynamics receives $1.5 million from Canadian Space Agency for rocket engine development

Ushering in a new generation of entrepreneurs, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has provided companies like Reaction Dynamics, who are developing a new hybrid rocket engine, non-repayable contributions in its latest technologies funding round. The funding announcements in the past month by the CSA has amounted to $13.5 million from their Space Technology Development Program. Over the course of the next few weeks we'll look …

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