London North Centre MP Peter Fragiskatos. The CSCA recently held an internal Strategic Planning Day. One of the outcomes of the day was an internal reorganization to meet the current and future growth of the Association. To that effect Marc Boucher has transitioned from Executive Director to President and Chief Executive Officer. As well, […]
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The Space Advisory Board will meet for the first time with the new Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains in two weeks. To refresh your memories, or if you aren’t aware of it, the Conservative government created the Space Advisory Board in November 2014 as a result of the Aerospace Review. The meeting […]
The Federal Budget brought a mild surprise and welcome news to the space community in that the government provided a specific funding dollar amount to sustain Canada’s contribution to the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024. The previous government had committed Canada to participating in the ISS through 2014, but had yet to allocate funds […]
SkyWatch will host the NASA International Space Apps Challenge to the Waterloo Region, from April 22-24th. The hackathon will attract Waterloo’s top tech talent—developers, makers, citizen scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs—who work non-stop for 48 hours to address NASA-designed challenges. Waterloo joins over 170 other cities hosting their own Space Apps Challenges that weekend, for an estimated total […]
The next CSCA membership bi-monthly meeting date will be Tuesday, May 24. Prior to the bi-monthly we’ll hold our Annual General Meeting starting at 6:00 p.m. Our meetings are held at the law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, located at 199 Bay Street, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West in Toronto, Ontario. Join us […]
The Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) is calling for an increase in funds to Canada’s space program, and that the government follow through with the commitment it made during the election to work with stakeholders on a Long Term Space Plan. The 2016 Canadian budget needs to recognize Canada’s space program as a national priority, […]
The Canadian Space Commerce Association has submitted its final pre-budget submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. Please note this a slightly revised version from the one that was submitted prior to the calling of the election last August. Read it online or download it.
The next CSCA membership bi-monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Meeting are held at the law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, located at 199 Bay Street, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West in Toronto, Ontario. Join us for our bi-monthly meeting. Each meeting features one or two speakers […]
We now have most of the presentations online from the 2016 Canadian SmallSat Symposium. You can access therm through the schedule by clicking on the session the speaker presented. In some cases there is also a link to their video. We have about half the Symposium’s video edited and online. You can access individual speaker […]