Canadian Space Agency Extends ESA Partnership Agreement
[Satellite TODAY 12-16-10] The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency renewed their space science and technology partnership agreement through 2020, the agencies announced Dec. 15.
The 30-year partnership will continue to see Canadian government and academic institutions receive ESA data, science and technology support to meet Canada’s operational needs. Areas of investment include Earth observation, satellite communications, navigation, and space exploration.
“Through this 10-year extension of our cooperation agreement with ESA, Canada will continue to leverage its scientific and technological knowledge to further advance space-based expertise and strengthen our relations in support of the mutual interests and priorities of our space programs,” Canadian Space Agency President Steve MacLean said in a statement.