15 août 2018 | Local, Aérospatial

MDA president notes opportunities, challenges for Canada’s next role in space

MDA Press Release

Canada's role and potential involvement in the growing new space economy requires a commitment from the Government of Canada for a new space strategy, the group president of MDA, a Maxar company, said in a speech to the Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo.

“The most pressing question is whether Canada will participate, or not, in the international space community's next big exploration project,” said Mike Greenley, group president of MDA.

“The United States, Europe, Japan and Russia are currently planning a return to the Moon in the 2020s. NASA will build a small space station that orbits the Moon, as a base for lunar exploration and as a gateway to explore deeper space. The international community expects Canada to participate in this mission and to provide advanced AI and robotics–our traditional and strategic role.”

Greenley said the international community expects and wants Canada to participate.

Full Article: https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases/mda-president-notes-opportunities-challenges-for-canadas-next-role-in-space/

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