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ASTRO 2020 Virtual Session | DRDC Space Domain Awareness Workshop

  • November 05, 2020
  • 13:00 - 16:30
  • A CASI Zoom Event
  • 188

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DRDC Technical Workshop

Canadian Space Domain Awareness:

Today and Tomorrow

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. Accordingly, the field of Space Domain Awareness (SDA) has received an increased profile emphasizing risks posed by the changing space security environment - but this is not enough to ensure Canada remains at the forefront of the various issues posed by the increase of activity in space over the next decade.

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is pleased to convene a virtual workshop aimed at engaging Canadians on SDA with an emphasis on Canadian needs and requirements for the next 10 years. During this workshop, participants will hear from, and interact with, speakers of the Canadian defence, commercial and civil space sectors on their perspectives and outlook for SDA as we begin this new decade.

Registered participants are encouraged to submit questions to Session Moderator Donald Bédard in advance of the session. 

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Workshop Agenda

Time  Event   Speaker
 13:00 Welcome and Introductions

Dr. Donald Bédard

Defence Scientist

DRDC Ottawa

 13:15 Space Defence: From SSA to SDA

Pascal Tremblay

SDA Program Manager

DG Space

 13:50 Telesat Perspective on SDA

Sunil Chavda

Director, New Satellite Systems Development

Telesat Canada

 14:20 Canadian Space Agency and Global Affairs Canada: Canadian Civil Perspectives on SDA

Michel Doyon

Manager, Flight and System Operations

Canadian Space Agency

 15:00  Break
 15:15  Space Weather: Canadian Perspective

Dr David McCormack

Director, Canadian Hazards Information Services

 15:55  Current and Future SDA for the CAF

Maj. Lindsay Holmes

Orbital Analysis Section

Canadian Space Operations Centre

 16:25  Closing Remarks

Dr. Donald Bédard

Defence Scientist

DRDC

 16:30  Adjourn


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