2012 Canadian Space Commerce Association National Conference: Our Critical Canadian Space Infrastruc (CSCA2012)
Venue: National Arts Centre
|Event Date/Time: Mar 28, 2012||End Date/Time: Mar 28, 2012|
|Registration Date: Mar 28, 2012|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 01, 2012|
But this infrastructure is in a state of crisis. The December 26th, 2011 Canadian Press article â€œCanadian Astronauts could be grounded for years after next missionâ€ reports that â€œCanadian astronauts could be stuck on the ground for years following Chris Hadfieldâ€™s space mission scheduled for 2012.â€ The December 15th, 2011 Ottawa Business Journal article â€œLost in Spaceâ€ raises concerns over whether Canadian developed planetary rover technology will remain viable after government funding expires in spring 2012 and even the Canadian Astronomical Society is distributing an online petition opposing the expected and dramatic decrease in funding for space based astronomy programs as outlined in various Canadian Space Agency documents such as the 2011 â€“ 2012 Report on Plans and Priorities.
What must we do to support and grow this disparate group of private and public organizations, capabilities and supporting infrastructure? Make your voice heard. Attend and contribute to the 2012 Canadian Space Commerce Association national conference focused on our critical Canadian space infrastructure.