Tag Archives: Government of Canada

Canada’s Space Procurement System Too Slow, Say Experts

Procurement system discussion. Left to right: Kevin Whale, MDA; Jordan Miller from Calian Group; General Colin Keiver, Deputy Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force; and moderator Fatima Atik, Executive Director. Policy Insights Forum.

“The way the government does procurement in this country is not relevant or fit for the task when it comes to space. It is not agile. It does not move quickly enough.” That was the blunt assessment of Canada’s space procurement policy by panellist Major General Colin Keiver, Deputy Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force during a July 13, 2023 Space Canada webinar. This …

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Government of Canada Gives Domestic Spaceport and Rocket Launch Industry a Boost

Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra. Credit: CPAC TV.

It's been years in the making, but today the Government of Canada signalled it would fully support the development of a domestic commercial space launch capability and necessary facilities. The first step, in the interim, and starting from today, would allow on a case-by-case basis, orbital launches from Canada. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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ISED releases decisions on licensing and fee framework for Earth Stations and Space Stations

Space-based Earth Observation

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has published its much anticipated decisions on licensing and fee framework for Earth Stations and Space Stations in Canada after consulting with stakeholders. ISED's decisions have received a mixed reaction. 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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Moving the needle for Canadian space regulation and licensing

This is a Mosaic of Canada which is made from 121 images captured by Canadian satellite RADARSAT-2.

Changes to the space regulatory environment in Canada, including the Remote Sensing Space Systems Act (RSSSA), has and will continue to take time. To provide some insight into the process, we present the following update from Michelle Mendes from the Satellite Canada Innovation Network (SatCan) who was a member of the RSSSA Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee.

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