Tag Archives: Transport Canada

After Years of Work, MLS CEO Steve Matier “Humbled” as Commercial Space Launch Approved in Canada

A map of the surrounding area in the Canso area of MLS facilities. Credit: Maritime Launch Services.

After the Government of Canada publicly announced last week it would support commercial space launch in Canada, Steve Matier, CEO of Maritime Launch Services (MLS) first comment to SpaceQ was that he was "sincerely humbled by what has started." In an interview with SpaceQ, Matier provided some context, a little of the backstory, and what's next. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? …

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Government of Canada Gives Domestic Spaceport and Rocket Launch Industry a Boost

Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra. Credit: CPAC TV.

It's been years in the making, but today the Government of Canada signalled it would fully support the development of a domestic commercial space launch capability and necessary facilities. The first step, in the interim, and starting from today, would allow on a case-by-case basis, orbital launches from Canada. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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Senior cabinet shuffle sees three ministers with key space responsibilities moved

The Honourable Navdeep Bains stands in front of the Canadarm2 Latching End Effector spare that will launch to the ISS in 2018.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Minister Navdeep Bains has left the Liberal cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The resignation required a shuffle of senior ministers and sees Marc Garneau moving from Transport to Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe Champagne moving from Foreign Affairs to ISED and Omar Alghabra, new to cabinet, takes over Transport. It's billed as a small cabinet shuffle of senior Liberal ministers. …

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First Canadian space regulatory reform guides coming shortly

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

In 2017 the second independent review of the Remote Sensing Space Systems Act (RSSA) was published. The report outlined its findings and recommendations providing a path forward to modernizing the RSSSA. Now, almost four years later, SpaceQ has learned that the first two space regulatory reform guides are set to be published, likely this month. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log …

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