About the John H. Chapman Award of Excellence

The exploration of space is more than a dream for Canadians. Challenges once seen as insurmountable are now driving innovation and scientific research. Those who have contributed to the advancement of the Canadian Space Program have shown foresight and perseverance. The Canadian Space Agency acknowledges and recognizes these eminent qualities.

The John H. Chapman Award of Excellence honours exceptional achievement. Established in 2000 and presented by the Canadian Space Agency to a member of the space community, this award celebrates a remarkable contribution to the advancement of the Canadian Space Program and a lifetime of achievement in space science and technology.

Canada’s Anik A1, launched on November 9, 1972, became the first domestic communications satellite to be placed in orbit. Credit: Communications Research Center Canada (CRC).

A vision that inspires Canadians

John H. Chapman Award of Excellence recipients have:

Innovation – The foundation of Canada's success

The Canadian space community has a proud history of significant realizations in space science and technologies that help to better understand our world and our place in the universe. We invite you to browse through our Canadian Space Milestones.

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