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India just launched an anti-satellite weapon, and the U.S. is unlikely to do anything about out

Cross-posted from The Rule of Law Post, a blog hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Law School Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL). I was honoured to be the Acting Executive Director of CERL for a brief period in 2018, and to organise and host a national conference on "The Weaponization of… Continue reading India just launched an anti-satellite weapon, and the U.S. is unlikely to do anything about out

Space needs more Canada – but Canada needs a better approach to space

This op-ed appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on April 1st, 2019, and is reproduced in full below. It can be found here: https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/steer-space-needs-more-canada-but-canada-needs-a-better-approach-to-space Cassandra Steer Updated: April 1, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to high school students at the Canadian Space Agency headquarters on Feb. 28, in St. Hubert, Que. Ryan Remiorz / THE… Continue reading Space needs more Canada – but Canada needs a better approach to space

India just launched an anti-satellite weapon – Canada should speak up

On Wednesday India announced that it successfully tested an anti-satellite weapon, destroying one of its own satellites with a missile, and that it has thereby joined the elite club of China, Russia and the U.S. who have demonstrated this capability over recent decades. This is concerning for many reasons, and Canada has an opportunity and… Continue reading India just launched an anti-satellite weapon – Canada should speak up

Should Canada have it’s own “Space Force”?

A colleague of mine at Space Strategies Consulting Ltd (SSCL) suggested we write a response to the recent article published in CBC News about whether Canada should have it's own Space Force. The original title we submitted was "A Space Force for Canada may not be as fantastical as you think". The tricky thing with… Continue reading Should Canada have it’s own “Space Force”?

Satellites, Space Law and Planetary Citizens: Why Space Matters

I met Victoria Heath at a conference hosted by Women in International Security Canada, and we had in-depth conversations about wy space matters. She later contacted me, as she wants to know how to get young people engaged and interested in issues to do with our activities in space and their impact on our daily… Continue reading Satellites, Space Law and Planetary Citizens: Why Space Matters