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Wednesday, February 3 • 10:15 - 10:35
Space Regulations – The Remote Sensing Space Systems Act

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Canadians are actively participating in the supply of high performance remote sensing (earth observation) data, products and services for domestic and foreign clients. The Remote Sensing Space Systems Act (RSSSA) was adopted by Parliament in 2005 and came into force on 29 March 2007 when the Regulations adopted pursuant to the Act were also made effective. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for the implementation of the Act and its provisions. 

The objective of this presentation is to explain how the RSSSA regulates the operation of remote sensing space systems (including small satellites) and the distribution of data collected by such systems.  Key definitions, licensing requirements, application process, potential conditions of licensing, system disposal requirement, amendment/suspension/cancelation of license and the powers provided by this Act to the Government of Canada will be presented.

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Ram Jakhu

Associate Professor, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law

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Estelle Chou

Senior Policy Advisor and Licensing Officer, Global Affairs Canada
Estelle Chou is Senior Policy and Licensing Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFATD) where she oversees, since 2010, the licensing of remote sensing space systems pursuant to Canada’s Remote Sensing Space Systems Act. In that context, she analyses... Read More →

Lionel Tremblay

Senior Policy Advisor, Global Affairs Canada

Wednesday February 3, 2016 10:15 - 10:35
Champagne Ballroom 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5E 1W2

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