Tag Archives: Government of Canada

Canadian pre-budget consultation open for submissions, with a twist

The Standing Committee on Finance pre-budget consultation

Ahead of the next federal budget, the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) is now accepting written briefs as part of its pre-budget consultation. 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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Creative Destruction Lab graduates nine companies in its 2020-21 space stream

CDL Insights chat with Chris Hadfield, Firouz M. Naderi, Anousheh Ansari and Dante Lauretta

The Toronto based Creative Destruction Lab Space Stream has graduated nine of 21 companies that participated in its third cohort session. Of note, of the 20 companies originally selected, none were Canadian. 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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Government of Canada to award MDA Lunar Gateway External Robotics Interfaces contract

A full view of the Lunar Gateway including Canadarm3, a Canadian contribution to be built by MDA

Today ISED Minister François-Philippe Champagne made official what we knew was coming which was that MDA will "design, manufacture, test, and deliver robotics interfaces" so that the Canadarm3 can operate on the NASA led Lunar Gateway. 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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Canada Space Agency awards $3 million to Mission Control Space Services for lunar technology

Ewan Reid, CEO of Mission Control Space Services talks about the company's lunar technology

With the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry moderating his first public event with the Canadian Space Agency, the virtually assembled media witnessed his enthusiasm for space for the first time. And as the press conference unfolded he announced the next investment in Canada's lunar program, a bet on computer technology and AI software that will be used in lunar orbit and …

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Space Strategies Consulting to conduct next review of Canada’s Remote Sensing Space Systems Act

Northern Land Cover of Canada – Circa 2000

The government of Canada is mandated by law to conduct an independent review of the Remote Sensing Space Systems Act (RSSSA), Canada's de facto "space law," every five years. This time, the Ottawa based consulting company Space Strategies Consulting Ltd. (SSCL) has been selected. The previous two reviews were conducted by the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University. This page is for …

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Telesat to go public, but is it moving fast enough?

Telesat Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation

Telesat Canada today announced it plans to become a public company after coming to an agreement with its two largest shareholders, U.S. based Loral Space & Communications and Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments). The move which was expected comes at a time when two of its competitors are poised to begin rolling out their full services months, if not a year before …

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Telesat secures up to $600 million of $1.75 billion Universal Broadband Fund

Prime Minister Trudeau announces Universal Broadband Fund

The Universal Broadband Fund was to have been announced in the spring, but due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 it was delayed. That delay resulted in Telesat pushing back its plans to move forward with its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation program. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent …

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