For several decades, Canada has maintained a strong presence in both the space program and geomatics industries at a global platform. Most notably, Canada has built the Canadarm (1 and 2) and had an active astronaut program onboard the International Space Station. The Radarsat suite of satellites capture high resolution image data for several applications of Earth observation. Canada is also a very active nation participant on several planetary and space exploration missions including OSIRIS REx, ExoMars, CHIME, and several other missions. This has led to several types of professions, jobs, and roles within the global space community. The need for skills and personnel in these combined sectors will continue to grow.
In recent months, the Canadian government has actively committed funding towards future innovation and collaborations between academia and industry on several projects, and committed to participating to the Lunar Gateway mission. With continuous interest in exploration and space science, Indus Space is committed to providing access and opportunities in the form of events, training, and resource connections to all educators, future leaders and innovators, and the Canadian public.