At the recent Montreal Space Symposium SpaceQ had an opportunity to speak with the organizers of Launch Canada and the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge to get update on their respective programs.
This weeks SpaceQ podcast has two segments. The first (2:03 mark) is an interview with Launch Canada’s Adam Trumpour who provides an update on the Launch Canada Challenge. Of note, and subsequent to this interview, Adam told SpaceQ that the tentative November pre-challenge event had to be postponed as not all the approvals could be done in time.
In the second segment (13:35 mark) I speak with Lawrence Reeves the founder and leader of the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge which engages students from universities across Canada.
I’ll point out that both Launch Canada and the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge are not-for profits that did not start with government funding, nor do they get government funding. The Canadian Satellite Design Challenge does get in-kind government contributions from the Canadian Space Agency, and Launch Canada is likely going to get some in-kind government contributions.