Aerospace companies begin advocacy campaign
A group of companies and organizations in the Canadian aerospace industry has begun a campaign called "Don't Let Go Canada." The initiative is intended to encourage Canadian participation in the space-based economy. The campaign highlights the history of Canada in space, as well as the benefits of investing in the space industry and future space economy possibilities. The effort includes a website at <http://www.dontletgocanada.ca>, as well as social media activities and government relations.
"Canada has had a long and distinguished history of space innovation and investment leadership globally," said Jim Quick, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industry Association of Canada. "Space has the potential to be an economic, technological and industrial powerhouse that can deliver significant and sustainable benefits for Canada well into the future. We hope this campaign will help stimulate the urgent and decisive action needed to retain Canadian space competitiveness and participation in the international space community in both the short and in the long term."
The coalition includes ABB, the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, Canadensys, the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, the Canadian Astronomical Society, the Canadian Space Society, Deltion Innovations, Honeywell, IMP Aerospace, Magellan Aerospace, MDA, Menya Solutions, Mission Control Space Services, Montreal Student Space Associations, Neptec, NGC Aerospace, the Planetary Society, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, SATCAN, SED Systems, Space Strategies Consulting and Xiphos Systems.