Comment provided by Ewan Wright, Charlotte Hook, Aaron Boley and Michael Byers
Several OSI Fellows have submitted a short report and recommendations as part of the 2023 Canadian Space Agency public consultation on Canada’s space regulatory framework.
Aaron Boley and Sam Lawler have submitted a report and recommendations concerning the impacts of satellite mega-constellations on astronomy.
Upon signing the Artemis Accords, the Government of Canada announced a consultation process on a framework for space exploration. As per the call, “The Government of Canada is seeking views from industry, academia, non-governmental groups, and the general public to expand, refine, and solidify this framework to help ensure safe and sustainable space exploration for decades to come.”
The OSI’s response can be viewed here (link), which calls for a commitment to full multilateral negotiations, emphasizes the need for Canada to urgently develop its position on space exploration activities, and highlights several areas where Canada can take leadership roles.