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Canada, the Space Debris Problem, and the Future Debris Mission
Nov15

Canada, the Space Debris Problem, and the Future Debris Mission

On July 12, 2019, the Department of National Defence (DND) presented a call to help develop a viable and cost-effective way to track and de-orbit space debris[1]. With the rapid growth in the space industry projected over the next decade, the call comes at a critical point where accumulated space debris has raised the risk of collision for existing...

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Veterans, Space and Equipping the CAF
Oct28

Veterans, Space and Equipping the CAF

Over the years, millions of men and women have placed their lives on the line to protect their country and fellow citizens from the act of war, military combat and armed conflicts. Of these brave men and women, many did not make it back, and those that did suffer from the atrocities of war. In Canada, there are about...

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CSA selects Thales and Université Laval to improve astronauts’ medical autonomy for travel to Mars
Jul11

CSA selects Thales and Université Laval to improve astronauts’ medical autonomy for travel to Mars

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is looking for “a computerized medical condition knowledge base and mission-planning support tool.” The Agency selected a team of scientists from Université Laval’s Faculty of Medicine and experts from Thales Research and Technology (TRT) to create such a device. This tool, according to a press release, will guide the “CSA on technology needs to...

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Space Capabilities: June/July 2018 issue
Jul04

Space Capabilities: June/July 2018 issue

We are excited to share with you the June/July issue of Vanguard. In this issue, we have an interview with Colonel Cameron Stoltz, Director of Space Requirements, Royal Canadian Air Force. Other stories in this issue: UK’s combat-close PPPs: Multi-role tanker capability By Ugurhan G. Berkok Walls have ears: Why culture and process matter in improving cyber security By...

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CBC entrusts Hunter to deliver its content
Jun06

CBC entrusts Hunter to deliver its content

Sitting in front of your television watching The National or an episode from The Detectives, you may not realize that the communications system that makes possible CBC’s broadcast is from a Canadian company, which started with just one man in late 2001. As with many successful global companies that began with one individual, Brent Perrott, at the turn of...

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Jim Quick: ‘The future of Canada’s space sector is in peril without urgent action’
May18

Jim Quick: ‘The future of Canada’s space sector is in peril without urgent action’

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) recently issued its 2017 Annual Report, Looking to the Future. This report gives an overview of AIAC’s achievements last year and takes a look at the future of the aerospace industry in Canada. “We achieved important results for our members on many fronts,” writes Jim Quick, President & CEO of AIAC in...

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