Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Established in March 1989, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) was created through an Act of Parliament, proclaimed in December 1990. The Agency has a status equivalent to that of a Department of the Government of Canada and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry.

The Canadian Space Agency directs its resources and activities through four key Programs:

  • Earth Observation

  • Space Science and Exploration

  • Satellite Communications

  • Space Awareness and Learning.