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MDA advocates for a long-term space plan in House Committee hearing

MDA CEO Mike Greenley outlines his three things Canada needs to do including a long-term space plan.

If you thought the space community was satisfied with the Space Strategy the Liberal government unveiled two years ago, think again. With MDA leading the charge from the industry perspective, CEO Mike Greenley called for a long-term space plan among the short list priorities government should be thinking about. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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Canadian space luminaries urge the government to take more action on space exploration, strategy

Canada in Space

It's been almost two years to the day since the government of Canada released its Space Strategy, one which was meant to offer an incremental way forward in lieu of a long term space plan. For some in the space community, including a few members of the sidelined Space Advisory Board, the government isn't moving with the urgency they say is required. This page is …

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Canada’s students, young workforce offered generational opportunity to help guide its future space exploration activities

Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is currently consulting with the public on its future space exploration activities. For those ‘in the business’, this is yet another consultation process, one of many they’ve experienced. For students and the younger workforce, this could be a generational opportunity to effect policy, and they shouldn’t miss the opportunity.

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Team Canada approach employed for building Canadarm3

Lunar Gateway and Canadarm3

More than 400 representatives attended a recent Canadarm3 industry day in January to discuss the once-in-a-generation opportunity the new robotic arm will bring to our country. 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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US National Space Policy as a benchmark for Canada

U.S. National Space Policy

Last week, while public attention was focused on talk of electoral colleges and presidential aspirations, President Trump and Vice President Pence quietly tabled what may be their most revolutionary document with little fanfare, the 2020 National Space Policy. 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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A Canadian astronaut will be on the first NASA Artemis mission to the Moon

Earth rise as seen from Apollo 8 as it rounded the Moon

When we heard that the Government of Canada with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) was going to make a “major announcement” on space exploration today, we immediately thought of NASA’s Artemis program and that it related to Canadian astronauts going to the Moon. What we didn’t suspect is that through a new agreement with NASA, that Canada would be sending an astronaut on the first …

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Canada needs to be more self-reliant with Earth Observation strategy

This is a Mosaic of Canada which is made from 121 images captured by Canadian satellite RADARSAT-2.

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) held whole-of-government webinar today to discuss Canada's Space-Based Earth Observation (SBEO) strategy. The whole-of-government approach which includes participation by 16 departments, a record for any Canadian space endeavour, is meant to learn from past programs and better position Canada with an eye towards future government needs, while creating commercial opportunities for industry. The balance between government needs and industry wants, …

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New Conservative leader Erin O’Toole supports the space sector

New Conservative Party Leader Erin O'Toole

The new leader of the Conservative Party is Erin O'Toole, a former member of Royal Canadian Air Force, a lawyer, and in the previous Harper Conservative government, the Minister of Veterans Affairs. In an interview with SpaceQ last fall shortly before the 2019 Federal Election, O'Toole provided some insights on Conservative Party space policies. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. …

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Global Affairs Canada remote sensing act circular forthcoming

Northern Land Cover of Canada – Circa 2000

At the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Global Affairs Canada provided an update on their review and analysis of the two independent reviews (2012, 2017) of the Remote Sensing Space Systems Act. As some of you may recall SpaceQ had an exclusive story on the second review which was published in April 2017. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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