Canada's space program has lots of ideas and commercial potential, but one of the big things holding it back is the lack of a Canadian launch program, the Canadian Space Summit was told over the weekend.

Also, both the military and civilian space research programs in Canada are hobbled by the fact that the country needs to rely on rockets launched by India, China or Russia, over which the U. S. holds wide-ranging veto powers.

That was one of the main messages of the summit, held at Royal Military College this weekend, from all sectors of the Canadian space establishment. Read more at the Kingston Whig.

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