From Robotics to Satellite Communications, Canada Carves Out Its Place in Space

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spaceship is grabbed by the International Space Station's Canadarm, April 10, 2016 (NASA photo).
The SpaceX Dragon cargo spaceship is grabbed by the International Space Station's Canadarm, April 10, 2016 (NASA photo).
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Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on a range of countries’ space priorities and programs. The Canadian Space Agency and the University of Calgary recently announced plans to study how long-duration space missions affect astronauts’ brains, starting in 2018. In an email interview, Charity Weeden, a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, discusses Canada’s space program. WPR: What are Canada’s space capabilities, in terms of its domestic public and private space-industrial complex, and who are its major international partners, in terms of space diplomacy and commercial ties? Charity Weeden: Canada has a 54-year history […]

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