Tag Archives: Military Space

India's Successful Launch of PSLV-C16 is Good News for Canada

On April 20th India got back on track with a successful launch of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket on its 16th mission after two consecutive failures of its larger Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle in 2010. The news is good for Canada as several Canadian satellites are set to launch on future PSLV missions.

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Is Canadian Sovereignty at Risk by a Lack of an Indigenous Satellite Launch Capability?

Canada has no indigenously satellite launch capability and until the last decade it wasn’t even an issue people within the industry contemplated too seriously. However global security events such as 9/11, arctic sovereignty, earth observation needs have all increased Canada’s need and reliance on satellites. So does Canada need an indigenous satellite launch capability? It’s a question worth exploring as we consider whether Canadian sovereignty …

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