India Overtakes Canada in Space: Report

The Canadian Press has  reported on the 2011 Futron Space Competitiveness Index (the topic of our September 8th, 2011 CSCA bimonthly meeting) in the September 10th, 2011 article “India Overtakes Canada in Space: Report.”

The article quotes David Vaccaro, program manager for Futron Corporation, as stating that the index shows Canada has slipped behind India and is being challenged hard by Brazil, China, Israel, Japan and South Korea.

My sense is that what’s really happening is that as other countries start to move up, Canada has lost relative positional strength because other countries have started to advance faster,” he told The Canadian Press.

The article also quotes CSCA treasurer Chuck Black and Canadian Space Society President Kevin Shortt.