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Telesat in Full Support of Canadian Space Sector Support by Government

Tuesday, August 29, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Satnews
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Telesat has welcomed the release of the Space Advisory Board’s report: Canada’s Future in Space: What We Heard, and is particularly pleased to see a number of important recommendations reflected in the report that include the need to establish a whole of government, new space policy for Canada that is funded and supports, promotes and prioritizes the Canadian space sector.

Telesat is also pleased to see an emphasis on procuring, to the extent possible, space services from Canadian industry (rather than acquiring, launching and operating space systems) to meet government needs. This approach promotes private sector investment while shifting the fiscal, schedule and operational risks of space procurements away from the government and the taxpayer, to commercial enterprises, employing the same, highly successful model used with their own sophisticated commercial customers.

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