Tag Archives: National Space Council

Space Canada Horizons Conference Upbeat About Canadian Space Prospects, Industry

Space Canada CEO Brian Gallant addresses the Space Canada Horizons attendees

Optimistic, confident, and upbeat about Canada’s space prospects: These words aptly sum up the mood of Space Canada Horizons conference during the opening session of this one-day event in Ottawa May 1, 2024. The space industry hosted Horizons at the city’s Bayview Yards building, before a standing room only crowd. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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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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White House unveils new National Space Policy

Scott Pace, Executive Secretary of the National Space Council, reads a portion of the new National Space Policy

At the 8th and final National Space Council meeting of the Trump Administration, Vice-President Mike Pence used the occasion to unveil a new National Space Policy and provided Council members who are likely leaving an opportunity to make unscripted remarks. Outgoing NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine also unveiled the first 18 astronauts selected to go back to the Moon. There is a lot to unpack from …

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