The Canadian official who negotiated Canada’s entry into the U.S. Wideband Global System (WGS) on Nov. 10 said the U.S. Defense Department has become much more open to international partnerships than it used to be.
The Canadian military will buy portable satellite communications terminals to allow its commanders on overseas mission to make use of the U.S. Air Force’s Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) military satellite communications system.
MAUI, Hawaii – The U.S. Air Force and Canada are partnering on a proposal for an upcoming space surveillance mission, a senior Defense Department official said Sept. 21.
The Air Force expects to release in October a formal solicitation fo…
The Canadian military wants to build a new constellation that would provide 24-hour satellite communications for the Arctic region as early as 2023, one of the country’s top space officers said June 29.
The Canadian government will put a maritime monitoring microsatellite into orbit in June on an Indian rocket, two years after it scuttled an earlier launch because of its sanctions against Russia.
Canada could play a prominent role in a deorbiting mission for the European Envisat Earth observation satellite, with robotic arm technology the most feasible method for such a job.
The Canadian space hardware and services provider said the shutdown of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the strengthened U.S. dollar and rocket failures have all contributed to a reduced number of telecommunications satellite orders in 2015.
After delays because of concerns over funding, the Canadian government has decided to proceed with a project to provide search and rescue repeaters for the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation GPS satellites.
The Canadian government budget issued April 21 includes a commitment to increase Canada’s spending on satellite telecommunications at the European Space Agency and to continue as a partner in the international space station to 2024.
MDA Corp. will over the next six months find new methods to combine the use of radar and optical satellites to track so-called dark ships.
Canada’s seeming vacillation as to how to advance the nation’s specialty in space-based robotics was in part responsible for MDAy’s purchase of SSL.