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

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

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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

Veterans, Space and Equipping the CAF

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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

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

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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

Space Capabilities: June/July 2018 issue

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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

CBC entrusts Hunter to deliver its content

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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’

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

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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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C4ISR and Beyond 2018: An outstanding success

C4ISR and Beyond 2018: An outstanding success

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Last week, attendees from the defence and security sectors in Canada congregated together to discuss lessons learned, technological advancement and its impact on the industry at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa for the fourth annual C4ISR and Beyond event hosted by Vanguard Magazine. “The 4th annual C4ISR & Beyond conference was an outstanding success,” says Terri Pavelic, editor-in-chief...

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MDA signs contract with Scanex for RADARSAT-2 distribution

MDA signs contract with Scanex for RADARSAT-2 distribution

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Last week, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), a global communications and information company announced that it has signed a contract with Scanex, a leader in the field of satellite monitoring. This will allow Scanex to continue serving and distributing RADARSAT-2 data products and information services to its clients. The RADARSAT-2 satellite gathers data in any light or weather...

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Game Changer: Simon Jacques, Airbus Defence & Space Canada Inc.

Game Changer: Simon Jacques, Airbus Defence & Space Canada Inc.

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As President of Airbus Defence & Space Canada Inc., a division of Airbus Defence Space Inc., Simon Jacques is “responsible for all Airbus Defence and Space programs in Canada” by providing “oversight and direction at all stages, be it before or during an RFP and while executing a contract.” The Airbus portfolio “is quite expansive” with the likes of...

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Game Changer: Brent Perrott, Hunter Communications Inc.

Game Changer: Brent Perrott, Hunter Communications Inc.

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Meet our latest Game Changer – Brent Perrott. Brent is the founder and president of Hunter Communications Inc., a satellite bandwidth and teleport provider which has been around for 15 years. In his company, Brent said, “a title doesn’t necessarily define the job, like everyone working for Hunter, we all do whatever is needed to satisfy our clients.” Learn...

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