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Canada Outlines Strategy for Space Defence in Face of Russian, Chinese Military Posturing

Brig. Gen. Michael Adamson of 3 Canadian Space Division at the Standing Committee on National Defence on April 29, 2024

Representatives from 3 Canadian Space Division (3CSD) and NORAD (the North American Aerospace Defence Command) spoke at the Standing Committee on National Defence meeting on Space Defence on April 29, about a number of concerns in the military sphere. One of 3CSD's aims is to, like U.S. Space Force, provide a coordinated effort for space threats since its establishment nearly two years ago, on July …

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RCAF 100th Anniversary Highlights Include Two Canadian Astronaut Missions in 2025

Canadian astronauts Joshua Kutryk (left) and Jeremy Hansen (right) seize the opportunity to fly together before the start of astronaut training. Prior to joining the Canadian Space Program, they were both pilots with the Canadian Armed Forces. In this picture, they are standing in front of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 2017 Canada 150 CF-18 Demonstration Hornet

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will celebrate its 100th anniversary on April 1 with a lot of news to report in astronaut missions as well. Service members, and Canadian Space Agency astronauts Col. Jeremy Hansen and Col. Josh Kutryk were assigned to two space missions, respectively, in 2023. Hansen will be the first non-American to fly around the Moon on Artemis 2 in 2025, …

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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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Standing up a Canadian Armed Forces space division

File photo: Artist rendering of the Department of National Defence Sapphire satellite used for Space-Based Surveillance

Starting this week, select Space Economy podcast episodes will be released to SpaceQ subscribers before being made available to the general public. In this weeks episode my guest is Brigadier-General Michael Adamson. We discuss among others things, standing up a Canadian Armed Forces space division and the "likely" capability gap between RCM and its follow-on. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log …

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