Canadian Space Agency Budget Estimates Before Budget Cuts Released

According to Treasury Board of Canada Main Estimates for 2012-13 released yesterday the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is estimated to see its budget reduced from $424.6 million from 2011-12 to $363.2 million representing a 16.9% decrease in its budget. The CSA budget was already scheduled to be reduced to $371.1 million, a decrease of 14.4% according to the CSA Report on Plans and Priorities 2011-12 estimates released last year.  Read more at SpaceRef Canada.

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Harper Government Ensuring Canadian Aerospace Industry Soars

February 27, 2012-Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry, pledged continued government support of Canada's aerospace and space sectors and officially launched the Review of Aerospace and Space Programs and Policies. Read more at Industry Canada.

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Chapman Report

In the late 1960's, a small committee was formed by the Canadian government to evaluate and advise on opportunities for space technology development in Canada. Headed by John H. Chapman, a pioneer in atmospheric research, this committee outlined everything from communication satellites to life sciences; from comprehensive national programs to broader international cooperation.

As the space industry takes account of where to take Canadian technology next, read what the original founding fathers had in mind in this ground-breaking report. Look for "1967 Chapman Report" found in CSS Open Documents.

John H. Chapman

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Quebec City to Host Space Agency Leaders This Week

Starting today Quebec City is hosting approximately 80 delegates for the International Space Agency Heads of Agency meeting. Attending will be representatives from NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) along with the hosts the Canadian Space Agency.  Read more at SpaceRef Canada.

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