Canada in Space
Canada has a very active space program. In 1962 Canada became only the third nation in the world to orbit a satellite, and in 1972 Canada became the first nation to deploy its own national geostationary satellite communications network. The robot arms used by the American Space Shuttle (Canadarm) are Canadian designed and built. Canada's contributions to the ISS are not trivial. In fact, without the Canadarm2 (a major component of the Canadian Mobile Servicing System), future construction efforts on the ISS would not be possible.
Canada has an active core of trained astronauts. Eight Canadians have flown in space aboard the US Space Shuttle. There are currently three Canadian astronauts working within NASA.
To learn more about Canadian space activities, visit the Canadian Space Agency home page.
BRITE CA-1, CA-2
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(The above list does not include any commercial Canadian satellites).
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