Much of Canada's involvement in space activities, particularly in the earlier years, related to its interest in satellite communications as a means to provide equitable access by all Canadians to telecommunications services. It also provided the impetus for Canada signing a cooperative agreement with ESA. There are a number of firsts in satellite communications to which Canada can lay claim. However the environment for space communications systems and services has changed dramatically and continues to change due to factors such as global deregulation, rapid advance of telecommunications technology, industrial consolidation and intense competition.
Evans, W.M. (Mac)
"The Role of Partnerships Government/Industry/International,"
Online Journal of Space Communication: Vol. 2
, Article 28.
Available at: https://ohioopen.library.ohio.edu/spacejournal/vol2/iss4/28
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