Tag Archives: Department of National Defence

DND releases presentations on status of Space Projects as part of Surveillance of Space 2 RFI

DND Surveillance of Space 2 RFI presentations

The Department of National Defence has released two presentations as part of the Surveillance of Space 2 RFI. The presentations were made in April at the 2021 Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) Conference and the 2021 Military Space Situational Awareness Conference. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support …

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Standing up a Canadian Armed Forces space division

File photo: Artists rendering of the Sapphire satellite

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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Department of National Defence budget for 2021-22 set at $24.3 billion

Artist illustration of three DND microsatellites in formation

The Department of National Defence (DND) budget for 2021-22 has been set at $24.3 billion a slight decrease from the previous year, but is actually increased from the projection of last year. 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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Wyvern hyperspectral technology garners contract from Defence Research and Development Canada

Wyvern hyperspectral technology

Edmonton-based space startup Wyvern has received an initial $155,000 to create a feasibility study for Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) on how satellite-based hyperspectral imaging could benefit Canadian defence. 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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DND issues IDEaS Classified Stream RFI and includes space sensor payloads

DND Infographic - IDEaS Building Defence Capability

The Department of National Defence Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program has issued a new Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI) for a Classified Stream that includes seven domains under consideration including space sensor payloads. 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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Canadian Armed Forces – Space is a team sport

File photo: Artists rendering of the Sapphire satellite

The last decade has witnessed a steady and progressive realization that space is no longer a sanctuary, but it was during this time that space capability has become a foundation for our very way of life. In the past, governments had freedom of action in space, the safety and security challenges were relatively benign, and the number of actors limited. Today none of these assertions …

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2021 pre-budget consultations resume

Canadian Space Agency planned spending 2021-22

This past August the Liberal government prorogued parliament ostensibly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they were was also trying to get the WE Charity controversy behind them, without much luck. A consequence of parliament's prorogation was a delay in the 2021 pre-budget consultations. After much politicking, the consultations began again this week. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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Telesat’s DARPA Blackjack contract could be significant

DARPA’s Blackjack program artist illustration of global high-speed network in low Earth orbit (LEO)

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has once again partnered with Telesat's subsidiary, Telesat U.S. Services, as part of its Blackjack program. DARPA is part of a large group of organizations looking to see what capabilities Telesat's low Earth orbit (LEO) constellation and LEO technologies might offer them. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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