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Source OECD iLibrary
Content type Text
Publisher OECD Publishing
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Miscellany ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Science and Technology ♦ Industry and Services
Abstract Canada’s history in space goes back to the 1960s when it was the third country to send an artificial satellite into space (Alouette 1). Canada has over the years developed a dynamic space programme, positioning its space industry in several niche areas, including robotics, satellite communications and satellite radar imagery. Canadian space policy has been the subject of review during the last couple of years, with the publication of the Aerospace Review at the end of 2012, and the launch of the new space policy framework in February 2014. The new policy puts a strong emphasis on space applications to support national interests and also envisages increased private sector participation in space and an increased commercialisation of Canadian space activities. There will also be a continued emphasis on international collaboration and R&D.
Learning Resource Type Chapter
Publisher Date 2014-10-23
Organization OECD
Page Count 4
Starting Page 102
Ending Page 105


Source: OECD iLibrary