The Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA), Canada’s national space industry association, today unveiled several important program highlights for their annual CSCA Canadian Space Policy Symposium 2017 (CSPS17), taking place November 9, 2017 at the University of Ottawa.

The symposium will provide insights from across the space industry involving agency, research, corporate and policy thought leaders including:

  • Sylvain Laporte, Canadian Space Agency President  as the keynote speaker;
  • New engagement by the Space Advisory Board; and
  • Euroconsult Canada will present on market prospects of earth observation.

“The CSCA is honoured to have Mr. Laporte as the keynote speaker,” said Michelle Mendes, CSCA Executive Director and President. “As a highly engaged sector leader and within the context of the currently active space policy discussions, Mr. Laporte’s insight will be a program highlight.”

The Space Advisory Board members will attend to provide an update to attendees on recent activities and to consult with participants. This is the first opportunity for consultation with almost the full complement of Board members, including Kate Howells, the Board’s most recent addition. 

Euroconsult Canada will be presenting on earth observation and what to expect in the next decade, as well as moderating a panel on small satellites and disruptive technologies with a panel of key players.

The CSCA Canadian Space Policy Symposium 2017 will engage industry, academia, government and other stakeholders working to support the long-term success of Canadian space sector. Participants will address developments to date concerning Canada’s future in space and what can be done, in practical terms, to grow the Canadian space program on a global scale. 

This year’s lead sponsor for the event is MacDonald, Dettwiller & Associates, a global communications and information company and long-term CSCA member.  

To find out more, and register your participation for this important event please visit and register.

The Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) 

Canadian Space Commerce Association is the national association representing the space industry in Canada. The Association represents industry, academia, government, professionals, young entrepreneurs and all stakeholders in the Canadian space sector. The purpose of the CSCA is to support economic, legal, policy and educational interests that advance the Canadian Space and Defence sector. The CSCA has been a registered not-for-profit industry organization since 2007.

CSCA Media Contact: Kevin Ellis 416-662-4188   

About the Canadian Space Agency  

The mandate of the Canadian Space Agency is to promote the peaceful use and development of space, to advance the knowledge of space through science and to ensure that space science and technology provide social and economic benefits for Canadians.

Canadian Space Agency Media Relations Office Telephone: 450-926-4370

About Euroconsult Canada  

Euroconsult is the leading global consulting firm specializing in space markets. As a privately-owned, fully independent firm, we provide first-class strategic consulting, develop comprehensive research and organize executive-level annual summits and training programs for the satellite industry. For questions, to schedule an interview, or to receive Euroconsult press releases or newsletter via email, please contact:

Andrew Smith, Tel. +1 (514) 903-1001 (Montreal)

About MDA

MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. MDA’s business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, primarily in the Communications sector and the Surveillance and Intelligence sector. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced technology development. MDA’s established global customer base is served by more than 4,800 employees operating from 15 locations in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The Company’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.

Media Relations (Canada): Wendy Keyzer, MDA, (604) 231-2743,