Tag Archives: Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency restructures to meet future growth of the space program

Canadian Space Agency

Little known outside the confines of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), are changes which came into effect on August 31st to the top level organizational structure of Canada's space agency. Those changes are designed to meet the needs of key programs and the growing importance within government of the space program. SpaceQ has obtained the new organizational …

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9 additional space agencies support international lunar and Mars exploration efforts

ntuitive Machines robotic Moon lander is part of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services

The International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) has released a supplement to its Global Exploration Roadmap (GER) focused on updates to the Lunar Surface Exploration scenario. In the update, ISECG confirmed that its membership has swelled to 24 space agencies from 15. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. …

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UrtheCast receives CSA technology contribution but court protection follows

UrtheCast Q2 2018b Financials

UrtheCast is yet another company to recently benefit from a contribution from the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) latest Space Technology Development Program (STDP) funding round. In the case of UrtheCast, it received one of the larger contributions, $999,916. That news was announced on June 30th. However, subsequent to the award the company on Friday, September 4th filed for court protection with the Supreme Court of …

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Canadian artificial intelligence technology by Menya could drive future space work

HybridLogic Robotics Artificial Technology (AI) animation by Menya Solutions.

A Sherbrooke, Quebec-based company received nearly $640,000 for an artificial intelligence (AI) contract that could assist with future space stations, such as Canada's efforts for the proposed NASA Gateway near the Moon. 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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The Canadian Space Agency is on a better footing as Sylvain Laporte leaves

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.

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 Aerospace awarded CSA contracts for next-gen satellite technologies

Honeywell Cambridge Office, formerly COM DEV

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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The space community mourns the passing of Martin Hébert

Martin Hébert, Director, Strategic Integration, Canadian Space Agency

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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Stratodynamics to offer larger payloads to the stratosphere

Stratodynamics HiDRON in flight.

Stratodynamics Aviation Inc. was awarded $247K in funding from the Canadian Space Agency for further research in suborbital aerodynamics and remote sensing from its HiDRON glider. A company spokesperson told SpaceQ the glider concept is part of a larger long term plan to evolve the HiDRON into a suborbital space plane which could one day be used on Mars. This page is for subscribers only. …

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A look at MDA’s recent 7 Canadian Space Agency STDP awards

MDA and Canada

MDA, a large Canada space applications company recently received seven Space Technology Development Program (STDP) contracts from the Canadian Space Agency to research and develop advanced space technology projects. 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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