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Canadian space industry gets boost in federal budget

The Federal Budget brought a mild surprise and welcome news to the space community in that the government provided a specific funding dollar amount to sustain Canada's contribution to the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024. The previous government had committed Canada to participating in the ISS through 2014, but had yet to allocate funds to make it happen.


March 29, 2016
By Canadian Space Commerce Association

Importantly, the budget included a section titled Supporting Canada’s Continued Leadership in Space. This section, which included the ISS news, also included language that should signal to our international partners that Canada is not about to give up its leadership position. This, combined with the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) 2016-17 Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP), which also includes supportive language the community was looking for, is a positive step forward.

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