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The Canadian Space Program

From Black Brant to the International Space Station

  • Andrew B. Godefroy

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Space Exploration book sub series (SPACEE)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

Canada’s space efforts from its origins towards the end of the Second World War through to its participation in the ISS today are revealed in full in this complete and carefully researched history. Employing recently declassified archives and many never previously used sources, author Andrew B. Godefroy explains the history of the program through its policy and many fascinating projects. He assesses its effectiveness as a major partner in both US and international space programs, examines its current national priorities and capabilities, and outlines the country’s plans for the future.

Despite being the third nation to launch a satellite into space after the Soviet Union and the United States; being a major partner in the US space shuttle program with the iconic Canadarm; being an international leader in the development of space robotics; and acting as one of the five major partners in the ISS, the Canadian Space Program remains one of the least well-known national efforts of the space age. This book attempts to shed a clearer light on the progress made by the CSA thus far, with more ambitious goals ahead. Technical information, diagrams, glossaries, a chronology, and extensive notes on sources are also included in this volume.

Keywords

Canadian Space Agency history CSA and ISS CSA origins Canadian space program details Alouette-ISIS program Ad Astra Missile development in Canada

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew B. Godefroy
    • 1
  1. 1.KingstonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40105-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40104-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40105-8
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