Tag Archives: Space Canada

Defence Panel Send Serious Messages About Space

Innovation in Defence – Leveraging Commercial Space Capabilities panel at Spacebound 2023

Canada’s across-the-board dependence on space-based technology, multiple threats against this reliance, and the need for government/industry partnerships to confront these threats were among the messages delivered by the “Innovation in Defence – Leveraging Commercial Space Capabilities” panel at Spacebound 2023. The panel took place on day two of the annual Space Canada conference, which was packed with audience members and timely topics. Spacebound 2023 was …

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Spacebound – Militaries Finally Taking Space Seriously

Brigadier-General (BGen) G. Michael Adamson (left) and BGen. Kevin Whale (Ret’d), MDA’s Senior Director of Defence Strategy fireside chat at Spacebound 2023

The days of outer space being benignly tolerated by military organizations are over. These days, for better or worse, the world’s militaries are taking outer space very seriously and allocating resources to this domain accordingly. 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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CSA President: RADARSAT+ Supplemental Satellite Will be “Compatible” with RCM

Canadian Space Agency Lisa Campbell addressing the Spacebound 2023 conference. One primary topic was the new RADARSAT+ initiative.

The supplemental RADARSAT+ satellite announced by Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne at Spacebound 2023 will be compatible with the existing RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM). But it will be more advanced than the current three RCM satellites now in service. That’s the news from Canadian Space Agency President Lisa Campbell. She spoke with SpaceQ after her 2023 keynote address to Space Canada’s conference …

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Second Spacebound Conference Expected to be Bigger

Spacebound 2023 conference

Space Canada’s second annual conference, Spacebound 2023, appears to be bigger than before. Certainly the venue is bigger: This year’s event, which is being held in Ottawa on October 17-19, 2023, is headquartered at the Canadian Museum of Nature, a larger facility than last year’s Bayview Yards location. Space Canada is the Canadian space industry’s trade association.

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Are the Artemis Accords Becoming Something Greater

NASA has announced that Germany is the latest signatory to the Artemis Accords. This makes them the 29th country to sign on to the Accords, which includes signatory countries from around the world: including India, Nigeria, Brazil, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Japan and Canada, as well as other European signatories like France, Spain, the United Kingdom and Italy. Are the Accords becoming something greater than …

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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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