Tag Archives: ISED

SpaceX Starlink service is not a go in Canada yet despite CRTC license

SpaceX Starlink

Despite what you may have read, SpaceX is not authorized yet to offer Starlink service in Canada. In fact, no one, including even SpaceX, knows when they might offer services in Canada. The reason is simple, SpaceX needs a satellite spectrum license from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) to operate and offer their services to Canadian customers.

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Canadian Space Agency restructures to meet future growth of the space program

Canadian Space Agency

Little known outside the confines of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), are changes which came into effect on August 31st to the top level organizational structure of Canada's space agency. Those changes are designed to meet the needs of key programs and the growing importance within government of the space program. SpaceQ has obtained the new organizational …

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Kepler wants to build a second constellation of 360 satellites for broadband services

Kepler Director of Space Systems, Jared Bottoms, and his team preparing to send two GEN1 satellites to Exolaunch for integration as part of their IoT constellation

Toronto based Kepler Communications isn't content with just its original constellation of 140 Internet of Things (IoT) low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites. It's filled applications with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) and the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for another larger constellation of 360 satellites that would offer a variety of broadband services. Those services could also be used by the military in …

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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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ISED Touts Innovation and Skills Plan in New 100 Page Report Ahead of Budget and Election

Building a Nation of Innovators report

One of the pillars of the Liberal governments economic policies in its current mandate has been its innovation agenda. A new report outlines the foundation it hopes will lead to success in the years to come. 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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