Among the 13 recommendations from the Canada - UK Colloquium report, Space: Obstacles and Opportunities, is the recommendation that "Canada should recognize Space as a component in its Critical National Infrastructure".
The Perimeter Institute published today that a team led by the Institute's Tim Johannsen along with the University of Waterloo have demonstrated a new method for testing the theory of general relativity using black holes.
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is looking to develop and advance two Priority Technologies (PT); Integral field Spectroscopy for Near Infrared (NIR) Wide Field Imaging (PT1) and Radiometric Calibration System for Large Astronomical Focal Plane (PT2), and is offering two contracts valued up to at $1.4 million for PT1 and $600,000 for PT2.
Euronews has published a report for the European Space Agency (ESA) on Canada's expertise in space robotics. "Robots are an essential companion to mankind in space, and many of the modern-day masters of these robots are to be found in Montreal, home to the Canadian Space Agency."
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will issue a call for Letters of Intent from post-secondary institutions later this month to develop a CubeSat. The intent is to have one CubeSat built in each province and territory and to have them launched.
The Canadian Space Agency has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a Terrestrial Snow Mass Mission concept study. The value of the contract is up to $400,000 with a deadline for proposals of August 18th at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
After passing over North America, a crew member aboard the International Space Station looked back at the coastline and took this photograph of one of the world's most famous bays. The image shows the upper 54 kilometers (33 miles) of the 220 kilometer-long (140 mile) Bay of Fundy, site of the highest vertical tidal range on the planet.
A team of students from Concordia University won the third Canadian Satellite Design Challenge (CSDC), the second time a team from Concordia has won the competition. The competition wrapped up just over a week ago at the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) David Florida Laboratory in Ottawa. Space Concordia, as they are known, also won the inaugural challenge in 2012.
With a new government in place that appears to be open to a new dialogue with the space community, there is an opportunity to influence Budget 2017. On June 3rd, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance launched its pre-budget consultation process. This consultation process is a direct opportunity for interested groups and individuals across the country to potentially influence the budget process.