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Earth observation experts welcome budget funding, outline their own suggestions

First engineering image captured by an RCM satellite with Google Map for reference

Earth observations in Canada will require a next-generation synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and further integration of data products to keep up with the growing needs for monitoring the country, according to a panel of geospatial directors at the virtual GeoIgnite conference. 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 …

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Natural Resources Canada in Apparent Conflict of Interest Over Ground Station Licensing

The new commercial ground station built by New North Networks

While innovation is seemingly in every funding press release issued by the government, there’s little innovation happening in Ottawa’s bureaucracy, and that’s hampering business to the point that foreign investment dollars in Canada’s space sector might head for more responsive countries. Throw in an apparent government conflict of interest, and you’ve got a Made in Ottawa bureaucratic migraine for the government.

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