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February 1-7, 2016 / Vol 35, No 5 / Hawai`i Island, USA

29 Jan 2016, 21:04 UTC
February 1-7, 2016 / Vol 35, No 5 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Canada SmallSat Symposium: Building Capabilities & International Partnerships

The Canadian Space Commerce Association is hosting its first Canadian SmallSat Symposium at the Novotel Toronto Centre in Ontario, Canada on February 2-3. The Symposium is expected to host more than 200 people from industry, government, universities, the investment community and others interested in this growing segment of space activity. It includes two Luncheon Keynotes featuring S. Pete Worden (R) former NASA Ames Director and Lunar-exploration advocate on Breakthrough Technologies and Sylvain Laporte (C), President of Canadian Space Agency, as well as 6 Plenary Sessions, 8 Panel Discussion, up to 48 individual talks in the technical sessions, networking opportunities and a Student Mini-Symposium. Plenary speakers include Greg Wyler (L), co-founder of OneWeb, which recently attracted US$500 million in funding to deploy a SmallSat constellation to provide affordable high-speed internet connectivity around the world and Wade Larson of UrtheCast, a Canadian company offering live, high definition video from the ISS. Among other notable enterprises from Canada represented at the Symposium are NorthStar Space Data Inc., an emerging company developing its own satellite constellation to supply unique entire Earth and near-Earth space environment data to multiple markets and Canadensys Aerospace Corporation, a space systems ...

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