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Former BGen Kevin Whale joins MDA

BGen. Kevin Whale (Ret’d)

Recently retired BGen Kevin Whale who was Director General for Space at the Royal Canadian Air Force and recently Deputy Commanding General (Transformation) at Space Operations Command, United States Space Force has now now joined MDA.

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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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DND’s Gray Jay satellites on track for Q4 2023 launch

Illustration of the DND Gray Jay satellite

If all goes to plan, the Department of National Defence’s (DND) trio of ‘Gray Jay’ microsatellites will be launched into Low Earth orbit in the fourth quarter of 2023. 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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DRDC issues RFI for a Next-Generation Digital High-Resolution Space-Based Radar demonstrator

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image of Victoria, Canada

Needing to add more Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capability beyond the data the Department of National Defence (DND) gets from the RADARSAT Constellation Mission and RADARSAT-2, and as a precursor to adding new SAR capability, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is planning to develop a prototype demonstrator satellite. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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