Tag Archives: Government of Canada

Canada needs to be more self-reliant with Earth Observation strategy

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

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) held whole-of-government webinar today to discuss Canada's Space-Based Earth Observation (SBEO) strategy. The whole-of-government approach which includes participation by 16 departments, a record for any Canadian space endeavour, is meant to learn from past programs and better position Canada with an eye towards future government needs, while creating commercial opportunities for industry. The balance between government needs and industry wants, …

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Telesat makes proposal to repurpose much of C-band services for 5G

Satellite dishes and data illustration, C-Band, spectrum

Telesat has sent a proposal to the Government of Canada to offer or modify part of its lucrative C-band allocation for 5G services, which would in turn give Canadian consumers, businesses and government departments faster service and more spectrum for the Internet of things. 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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Are Telesat and the Canadian Government nearing an agreement on Telesat LEO?

Telesat Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation

On July 23, 2019 the Canadian government and Telesat signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with respect to the government securing access to the Telesat LEO satellite constellation that was valid for one year. That MOU has since lapsed and SpaceQ has inquired with both Telesat and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has to the current status of negotiations. This page is for …

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During the pandemic the Space Advisory Board is sidelined

ISED Minister Bains and the Space Advisory Board.

The last time we had a statement from the Space Advisory Board was March 2019 in support of the new Canadian Space Strategy. At the time, Dr. Lucy Stojak, Chair of the Board, noted in her statement that "the Board recognizes that there is more work to be done," and that "we look forward to continuing to advise, inform and support the Minister." SpaceQ has …

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