Regulation of Space Activities in Canada
Though Canada became the third country in the world to design and build its own satellites when it launched the Alouette I research satellite in 1962, it is yet not a major space power. Canada’s space program has primarily been designed to serve specific domestic needs of the country, which is the second largest in the world in geographical terms and has a population of only about 33 millions, mostly inhabiting a horizontal corridor of 200 kilometers in width along the U.S. border.
KeywordsSupra Note Space Activity International Space Station Outer Space Foreign Affair
The author wishes to acknowledge with gratitude the efforts of Mr. Jean-Marc Chouinard of the Canadian Space Agency and Mr. Phillip Baines of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade for their review and useful comments for the improvement of this chapter. All errors, as always, are the responsibility of the author.