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Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

Institut aéronautique et spatial du Canada

Upcoming Events

    • May 25, 2020
    • Westin Toronto Airport Hotel

    Please stay tuned for further information...

    Canada has growing equities in space with orbital assets contributing to the Canadian economy, defense, security and the progress of science and technology. The Canadian national interest is clearly affected by changes in this newly recognized domain of operations. As such, the field of Space Domain Awareness (SDA) has received an increased profile emphasizing risks posed by the changing security environment. SDA builds on Space Situational Awareness (SSA), but is expanded from orbital catalog maintenance to include “Actionable knowledge to predict, avoid, deter, operate through, recover from, and/or attribute cause of loss or degradation of space capabilities and services”.

    Defence R&D Canada is pleased to host a 1-day Workshop aiming to engage Canadians on the topic of Space Domain Awareness with an emphasis on Canadian and global needs for SDA for the upcoming decade. The workshop will be held at the Westin Toronto Airport Hotel on 25 May 2020, the day prior to the ASTRO 2020 conference.

    DRAFT Workshop Agenda

    • May 26, 2020
    • May 28, 2020
    • Westin Toronto Airport Hotel 950 Dixon Road Toronto, ON M9W 5N4

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    The Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute's ASTRO 2020 Conference offers unparalleled opportunities for networking, collaboration and professional development to delegates from Canada and around the world.

    The theme of CASI ASTRO 2020 is ‘Space for Business’. The conference will focus on Canadian capabilities especially with regard to the growing number of small-and medium-sized enterprises. CASI ASTRO 2020 will seek to identify prospects for growth domestically and in the international space arena.

    A Space Situational and Space Domain Awareness Workshop precedes the CASI ASTRO Conference on May 25.

    CASI ASTRO 2020 Topics:

    Advanced space technologies – sensors, materials, robotics, launchers, artificial intelligence

    Advances in telecommunications

    Commercial missions - concepts, developments and status

    Commercial space exploration

    Commercialization-focussed partnerships among industry, academia and government

    Competitions & student programs

    Downstream market and applications – communications, security, ground stations, analysis

    Earth observation, remote sensing

    Green engineering

    Humans in space – physiological, psychological, treatment issues

    Lunar ISRU – enabling technologies, market obstacles and opportunities

    On-orbit servicing, debris removal

    Smallsats, nanosats and cubesats

    Space exploration, space science, planetary science

    Space materials and structures

    Space regulatory environment, space policy, space law

    Space situational awareness, space domain awareness

    Sub-orbital platforms – sounding rockets, high-altitude pseudo-satellites

    Please consult the CASI ASTRO Registration Terms & Conditions to see what is included with your registration type.

    Have your payment information ready - registrations without payment are automatically cancelled within 15 minutes.

    13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is added to the fees below during online registration.

    Space Situational and Space Domain Awareness Workshop - May 25

    Registration Closed

     Workshop Registration Regular
     Working Professional $175
     Full-time Student $125

    CASI ASTRO 2020 Conference - May 26-28

    ASTRO Conference Registration Closed

     Conference Registration   Early   Regular
     Non-Member $830 $995
     CASI Member $660 $825
     Senior Non-Member $440 $550
     Senior CASI Member $330 $400
     Full-time Student Non-Member* $250 $300
     Full-time Student CASI Member* $195 $250
     Accompanying Person** $150 $200
     Working Media $0 $0

     Extra Tickets Member  Non-Member 
     May 26 - Welcome Reception $30 $45
     May 27 - Talent Meets Market Breakfast - Students Only $35 $50
     May 27 - Gala Reception & Awards Dinner $140 $175
     May 28 - Farewell Luncheon $65 $80

    ASTRO 2020 website | Registration Terms & Conditions | Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus

    *Students must email a copy of their student ID to astro@casi.ca upon registering. 

    **Accompanying Persons may only attend the Welcome Reception and Coffee Breaks. They are not entitled to attend Technical Sessions, Dinners or Luncheons.

    • June 18, 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • 101 Kanata Ave, Kanata, ON K2T 1E6 | Holiday Inn and Suites Ottawa-Kanata

    The Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) and

    The Flight Test and Flight Operations Section of CASI


    The Second Annual SETP Canadian Section Flight Test Symposium

    Ottawa, 18 June 2020


    The Canadian Members of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) and the Flight Test and Flight Operations (FT & FO) section of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) will convene the Second Annual Canadian Flight Test Symposium on Thursday 18 June 2020 at the Holiday Inn & Suites, Ottawa-Kanata. This will mark the first time SETP and CASI have joined forces to provide a more expansive group to bring flight test and aviation professionals together in Canada.

    The purpose of this one-day Flight Test Symposium is to share the knowledge gained in the course of planning, execution and documentation of flight test activities. The intent of the symposium is to help prevent re-learning of hard lessons through cross pollination of the ideas and discoveries from our seemingly different, yet similar and related areas of flight test.  We will solicit presentations and attendance from both members (CASI and SETP) and non-members.  SETP will provide a single call for papers and registration process, which will provide a single email for all abstracts, as well as a single website for all registrations.

    Each technical presentation is given a 30-minute slot, which includes time for any questions/discussion from the audience.  No proceedings will be published for this symposium, therefore formal written papers are not required. However, those wishing to submit a paper for publication in an upcoming edition of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal are invited to indicate their intention to do so.

    Those interested in presenting for SETP or CASI should submit an abstract (indicating for which organization) by 15 April 2020 to:

    ATTN: Chairman, Perry Comeau (AF), National Research Council Canada

    C/O SETP Headquarters - Email: Tammy@setp.org 


    A block of rooms has been arranged at a discounted rate at the Holiday Inn and Suites Ottawa-Kanata for those requiring a hotel reservation.  The dates available to book are 17 & 18 June 2020.  Queen suites are $179.95 Canadian dollars +tax and Double Queens $169.95+tax.  To reserve a room at the contracted rate, please call the Hotel Reservations Department at 613-271-3057 or the Central Reservations Department at 1-800-465-4329.  Please reference the SETP-CASI Flight Test Symposium and quote group code SCF.  The cut-off date to book your room at the group rate is 16 May 2020.


    Registration information coming soon!

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