Canadian Space Agency
Category: Space Agency and Office
Member since: 1970
Established in March 1989, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) was created through an Act of Parliament, proclaimed in December 1990. The Agency has a status equivalent to that of a Department of the Government of Canada and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry.
The CSA has aligned its Programs and activities with the Science and Technology Strategy and supports the priorities of the Government of Canada through the delivery of its strategic outcome.
The Canadian Space Agency directs its resources and activities through four key programmes:
– Earth Observation
– Space Science and Exploration
– Satellite Communications
– Space Awareness and Learning
The President and Chief Executive Officer directs the Programs and activities of the Agency through an Executive Committee made up of senior officers responsible for core and corporate functions. The Agency’s organizational structure reflects the global environment. Many space activities are becoming more service-oriented, with a focus on the needs of end-users and the integration of the technology in terrestrial applications.