Friday, May 29, 2009

About This Blog

Businesses operating space related ventures have been commercially viable since at least the 1960's when the first Early Bird satellite was successfully launched into geosynchronous orbit according to David M. Livingston in his paper, Space: The Final Financial Frontier.
A model of the Allouette 1 in 1961 surrounded by (from left to right) C.A. Franklin, the manager of electrical systems for the project, R.K. Brown manager of the spacecraft team and J. Barry.
And Canadian companies have always been leaders in this area, beginning with the launch of the Allouette and Anik satellites and moving forward from there.

Jim Prentice.
In fact, it's got to the point where Cabinet Minister Jim Prentice has gone so far as to say that "Canada has more than 200 firms that are involved in space" employing thousands of skilled workers who know that “working in space or working in the space-based industries is just another career option.”

This blog will focus on those industries, the partnerships developed to maintain and grow them and the politics surrounding those partnerships. And perhaps somewhere along the line, we’ll even get around to discussing the next big opportunity to make some money.

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