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Bold vision and strategic choice: Canada’s space journey

By Mike Greenley      

Canada’s rich history and success as a spacefaring nation has always been based on bold vision and strategic choices. To keep reaping the rewards of space innovations and position our country for success in the fast approaching commercial space economy, Canada must remain committed to this exciting journey over the long haul.

Earlier this year, the Government of Canada made a bold and strategic decision to join the NASA-led Lunar Gateway program, pictured, by contributing Canadarm3 to this Moon-orbiting outpost, extending the Canadarm program for another generation. The government also committed to support Telesat’s innovative Low Earth Orbit satellite constellation that will strongly benefit Canada’s northern and remote communities. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia

In 1962, Canada’s Alouette satellite was launched, beginning Canada’s journey in space and establishing Canada as the third country into space behind the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R.

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