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Departmental Plan Sub and
Sub-Sub Programs

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Program 1.1: Space Data, Information and Services

Sub-Program 1.1.1: Earth Orbit Satellite Missions and Technology

Description

This Sub-Program encompasses the development of complete Canadian satellite systems or of sub-systems, payloads, instruments or other components provided to domestic and foreign satellites. This Sub-Program also includes the development of advanced technologies that could shape or determine the nature of potential new Earth orbit satellite missions. This Sub-Program is necessary because Government of Canada (GoC) organizations use satellite-generated data, information and services to deliver their mandate; and so do academia to perform their research.

This Sub-Program is delivered in collaboration with GoC organizations, along with the participation of Canadian industry, academia and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts, grants, contributions and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations.

Planned results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. GoC organizations are using space-based data to deliver their mandate. 1. Number of GoC's programs using CSA-enabled Earth observation data or derived information to deliver their mandate.
  • 39
  • 46
  • 36
  • 37
2. Percentage of RADARSAT data used in the delivery of GoC operational programs.
  • 60%
  • 69%
  • 63%
  • 64.3%
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
92,766,759 97,242,950 52,412,284
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
84.1 74.5 74.4

Sub-Sub-Program 1.1.1.1: Earth Observation Missions

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses the definition, design, technology development, and implementation of Earth orbit satellites dedicated to producing data, information or imagery of Earth and its atmosphere, ranging from its sub-surface to its upper atmospheric layers, including space surveillance for asteroids, earth orbiting objects and space debris. This Sub-Sub-Program serves continuous operations and is necessary to produce pertinent Earth Observation data and imagery that assist with the mandate delivery of Government of Canada (GoC) organizations that deal especially with key national priorities, such as environment, climate change, weather, natural resources, sovereignty, defence, safety and security. It also provides academia with data required for its research.

This Sub-Sub-Program is delivered in collaboration with GoC organizations, along with the participation of Canadian industry, academia and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning.

Planned results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Earth observation missions provide GoC organizations and research institutions with data and information 1. Number of GoC programs provided with CSA-enabled data and images from Earth Observation missions.
  • 42
  • 26
  • 36
  • 56
2. Number of research institutions provided with CSA-enabled data and images from Earth Observation missions.
  • 17
  • 22
  • 16
  • 19
3. Number of CSA-enabled Earth observation data users.
  • 70
  • 298
  • 81
  • 89
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
87,749,790 91,118,425 48,573,667
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
75.5 66.6 65.1

Sub-Sub-Program 1.1.1.2: Communications Missions

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses the definition, design, technology development, and implementation of Earth orbit satellites dedicated to delivering continuous communications, including Navigation, Positioning and Timing (NPT) services. This Sub-Sub-Program serves continuous operations and is necessary to provide pertinent communications and NPT services that assist Government of Canada (GoC) organizations in the delivery of their mandate, particularly those locating and monitoring vehicle or ship signals, those dealing with remote communities or those managing other key national priorities, such as sovereignty, defence, safety and security.

This Sub-Sub-Program is delivered in collaboration with GoC organizations, along with the participation of Canadian industry, academia and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Satellites provide communications services that respond to the expressed needs of GoC organizations. 1. Number of satellite communication missions / instruments in operation.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
2. Number of GoC organizations using data from Satellite communication missions.
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
720,988 877,589 890,316
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
4.5 5.5 7.4

Sub-Sub-Program 1.1.1.3: Scientific Missions

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses the definition, design, technology development, and implementation of Earth orbit satellites dedicated to producing scientific data and information for research performed by Government of Canada (GoC) organizations or academia. Examples of this research are those pertaining to climate processes and space weather (solar winds and their interaction with the Earth's magnetic field). This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to produce pertinent scientific data and information that allow GoC organizations to mitigate damage or avoid the disabling of critical ground and space infrastructure, such as pipelines, electricity networks and satellites that can sustain damage from the effects of solar winds. In addition, with their enhanced understanding of climate processes and the improved models made possible through this Sub-Sub-Program, GoC organizations are better able to provide weather and climate forecasting. Academia also uses the data and information produced through this Sub-Sub-Program to perform its own research.

This Sub-Sub-Program is delivered in collaboration with GoC organizations, along with the participation of Canadian industry, academia and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Sun-Earth system scientific space missions reflect GoC organizations and research institutions priorities. 1. Number of Sun-Earth system scientific missions / instruments in operation.
  • 20
  • 27
  • 28
  • 26
2. Number of Canadian and international organizations participating in CSA's Sun-Earth system scientific missions.
  • 100
  • 143
  • 178
  • 66
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
4,295,981 5,246,936 2,948,301
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
3.9 2.4 1.9

Sub-Program 1.1.2: Ground Infrastructure

Description

This Sub-Program includes the development, installation and use of an integrated and coordinated national system of ground infrastructure to receive data from domestic or foreign satellites. In addition, the ground infrastructure houses and uses the equipment required for satellite operations. This Sub-Program is necessary to operate satellites as well as to process and make available space-based data received by the Canadian Space Agency to assist Government of Canada (GoC) organizations in delivering their mandate. Finally, this Sub-Program capitalizes on Canada's geographical advantage by capturing space data from the increasing number of satellites flying over the Arctic and by installing ground stations in this strategic location.

This Sub-Program is delivered with the participation of industry, GoC organizations and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts, grants, contributions and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Expressed Canadian and foreign data needs are fulfilled by ground infrastructure. 1. Percentage of acquisitions request fulfilled.
  • R-2: 80%
  • SCISAT: 95%
  • M3MSAT: 70%
  • R-2: 82%
  • SCISAT: 96%
  • R-2: 84%
  • SCISAT: 98%
  • R-2: 83%
  • SCISAT: 99%
  • NEOSSat: 71%
2. Ratio of acquisitions request fulfilled to missions acquisition requirements.
  • R-2: 80%
  • SCISAT: 95%
  • M3MSAT: 90%
  • R-2: 75%
  • SCISAT: 100%
  • R-2: 84%
  • SCISAT: 99%
  • R-2: 83%
  • SCISAT: 99%
  • NEOSSat: 71%
2. National ground infrastructure is reliable. 1. Percentage of successful satellite contacts.
  • 90%
  • 95%
  • 95%
  • 96%
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
11,284,645 12,335,947 28,738,198
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
19.1 25.5 25.7

Sub-Sub-Program 1.1.2.1: Satellite Operations

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses the Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C) of Canadian satellites or of foreign satellites when such services are required from Canadian stations. It also includes the development, installation and use of ground infrastructure that processes the data and operates satellites. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to render orbiting satellites functional.

The operations of Canadian Space Agency (CSA) satellites are mostly conducted with CSA equipment located in Canada. In some instances, formal arrangements can be concluded between CSA, Canadian industry, Government of Canada (GoC) organizations or international partners to operate one party's satellites using another party's equipment. Those arrangements can also provide for the location of one party's equipment in another party's facilities.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. CSA's satellites are functioning as per operational requirements. 1. Percentage of space system availability.
  • SCISAT: 96%
  • M3MSAT: 70%
  • SCISAT: 96%
  • SCISAT: 99%
  • SCISAT: 99%
  • NEOSSat: 83%
2. Number of Canadian satellites operated by the CSA, as per operational requirements.
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • 2
2. Foreign satellite missions are supported. 1. Number of foreign satellites supported by ground infrastructure operations.
  • 3
  • 3
  • 6
  • 6
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
7,414,538 9,193,120 25,160,139
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
16.0 22.7 23.1

Sub-Sub-Program 1.1.2.2: Data Handling

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program includes a coordinated national approach to determine optimal station locations and space data handling. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary for the planning and tasking of data acquisition, as well as the capture, calibration, cataloguing, archiving and availability of space data received from domestic or foreign satellites to assist Government of Canada (GoC) organizations in delivering their mandate.

Data handling operations are mostly conducted with Canadian Space Agency (CSA) equipment, located in its ground facilities. In some instances, formal arrangements can be concluded between CSA, GoC organizations or international partners to use another party's equipment located within its facilities. This Sub-Sub-Program is delivered with the participation of Canadian industry, foreign space agencies and GoC organizations. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Satellite data is provided to GoC organizations and research institutions. 1. Number of RADARSAT-2 images delivered to GoC organizations and other customers.
  • 28,000
  • 35,779
  • 29,365
  • 27,997
2. Number of validated and used instruments in Sun-Earth system sciences.
  • 21
  • Not measured
  • 28
  • 26
3. Number of RADARSAT-1 archived images delivered to GoC and other customers.
  • 100
  • 1,045
  • 238
  • 45
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
3,870,107 3,142,827 3,578,059
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
3.1 2.8 2.6

Sub-Program 1.1.3: Space Data, Imagery and Services Utilization Development

Description

This Sub-Program develops utilization of space-based data, imagery and information, and of communications services available on space assets for the benefit of the user community, primarily Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and academia. This Sub-Program is necessary to foster the development of a Canadian value-added industry that turns space data and information into readily useable products, as well as to increase the ability of GoC organizations to use space-based solutions (data, information and services) for the delivery of their mandate and to increase the ability of academia to perform their research.

This Sub-Program engages the participation of the Canadian space industry and academia and is formalized under contracts, grants, contributions and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. GoC organizations are using space-based solutions to deliver their mandate. 1. Number of GoCs programs using developed applications to deliver their mandate.
  • 39
  • Not measured
  • 11
  • 38
2. Average number of GoC programs using each developed applications.
  • 3
  • Not measured
  • 4
  • 3.16
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
11,189,239 10,999,331 8,681,074
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
11.4 11.0 6.5

Sub-Sub-Program 1.1.3.1: Earth Observation Data and Imagery Utilization

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program develops the utilization of Earth observation imagery and atmospheric data acquired from Canadian and foreign space assets, ranging from its subsurface to its upper atmospheric layers. This also applies to weather and climate imagery. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to broaden the applicability of currently available Earth observation space products and services (optimization) or to create new ones (innovation) for the user community (Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and academia).

This Sub-Sub-Program engages the participation of the Canadian space industry and academia and is formalized under contracts and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. The ability of GoC organizations, research institutions and industry to turn Earth observation data into useable products and services, is enhanced. 1. Number of Earth observation applications developed.
  • 21
1. Number of CSA-enabled peer-reviewed papers related to data utilization produced in research institutions and R-D community in Canada.
  • 17
  • 37
  • 0
  • 10

Table notes

Table note 1

GRIP: Government Related Initiatives Program

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Table note 2

EOADP: Earth Observation Application Development Program

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Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
9,727,303 9,582,518 7,719,299
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
9.0 9.0 5.7

Sub-Sub-Program 1.1.3.2: Communications Services Utilization

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program develops the utilization of space communications, including Navigation, Positioning and Timing (NPT) services available through Canadian and foreign satellites. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to broaden the applicability of currently available communications services (optimization) or to create new ones (innovation) for Government of Canada (GoC) organizations.

This Sub-Sub-Program engages the participation of the Canadian space industry and is formalized under contracts and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Enhanced GoC organizations ability to use communications space assets. 1. Number of communications application development activities supported.
  • 0
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
504,086 498,301 343,263
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
1.9 1.8 0.6

Spectrum management is the only current activity funded under this Sub-Sub-Program. Spectrum management is essential in securing the proper communication frequencies necessary to monitor and control CSA satellites, to make use of the instruments/payloads on-board CSA satellites and to transmit the valuable data from the satellites to the ground station. Also, this activity protects current and future CSA space missions from potential harmful interferences from other terrestrial or space systems.

Sub-Sub-Program 1.1.3.3: Scientific Data Utilization

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program develops the utilization and validates the quality of Canadian and foreign space-based scientific data and derived information that address science questions, such as those related to our understanding of the Earth's climate system and magnetic field (magnetosphere). This Sub-Sub-Program involves the collaboration of Canadian scientists from Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and academia. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to broaden the applicability of currently available space scientific data (optimization) or to create new ones (innovation) for GoC organizations and academia, especially in weather forecasts, climate change and space weather.

This Sub-Sub-Program engages the participation of the Canadian space industry, academia and GoC organizations scientists, and is formalized under contracts and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations. This Sub-Sub- Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Enhanced scientific community ability to use scientific data. 1. Number of Sun-Earth system scientific data utilization activities supported.
  • 35
  • 41
  • 41
  • 16
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
957,850 918,512 618,512
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
0.5 0.2 0.2

Program 1.2: Space Exploration

Sub-Program 1.2.1: International Space Station (ISS)

Description

This Sub-Program uses the International Space Station (ISS) - a unique Earth orbiting laboratory - to learn to live and work in space while conducting scientific, medical and engineering studies. It includes the assembly and maintenance of the ISS through the use of the Canadian Mobile Servicing System (MSS) and the design, development and operations of payloads and technological demonstrations aboard the ISS. This Sub-Program is necessary to generate specific understanding and technological advances to prepare for the challenges of space exploration and for terrestrial benefits. This Sub-Program provides Canadian industry and academia privileged access to the ISS.

This Sub-Program is performed in collaboration with Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is captured under contracts, contributions, grants and/or international partnership agreements.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Development of operational and technological know-how related to long-duration space missions (with potential Earth application) acquired through participation in ISS operations and laboratory missions. 1. Number of Canadian missions / solutions / instruments flown on ISS.
  • 20
  • 16
  • 10
  • 17
2. Percentage of Canadian missions / solutions / instruments flown on ISS that met their mission requirements.
  • 100%
  • 100%
  • 100%
  • 100%
2. Canada, a well-positioned partner, influences the ISS program direction. 1. Number of CSA's participation in ISS program boards and panels.
  • 67
  • 126
  • 161
  • 64
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
74,627,138 66,793,866 61,579,750
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
88.1 83.3 83.3

Sub-Sub-Program 1.2.1.1: International Space Station Assembly and Maintenance Operations

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program includes the provision and operation of the Canadian Mobile Servicing System (MSS), composed of three Canadian robots - Canadarm2, Dextre and the Mobile Base System. MSS operations and maintenance services are conducted by Canadian or foreign astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) and by ground controllers and engineers located in established facilities at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Johnson Space Center. This Sub-Sub-Program also includes the provision of specialized MSS training, systems engineering and software services, flight procedures development as well as the facility infrastructure necessary to operate the MSS through its life cycle.

This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to fulfill Canada's ongoing commitment to the international partnership to assemble and maintain the ISS, a legally binding obligation under the Canadian Civil International Space Station Agreement Implementation Act.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. The Canadian contribution (Mobile Servicing System) meets the planned operational requirements identified in the ISS Increment Definition Requirements Document (IDRD) in accordance with the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) and the NASA/CSA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). 1. Percentage of operational requirements fulfilled.
  • 100%
  • 100%
  • 100%
  • 100%
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
62,371,457 54,211,386 51,991,274
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
73.9 68.5 70.1

Sub-Sub-Program 1.2.1.2: International Space Station Utilization

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses the implementation of scientific, operational, medical and technological studies in specific areas, such as life sciences, radiation, material or fluid sciences, to be conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS) by Government of Canada (GoC) organizations, academia or the private sector. The ISS offers said organizations the advantages of an orbiting platform with human presence and prolonged microgravity exposure. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary for testing novel technologies and conducting scientific studies in the unique environment of the ISS, leading to a better understanding of long-duration space missions and to potential terrestrial benefits.

This Sub-Sub-Program is performed in collaboration with GoC organizations and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is captured under contracts and/or international partnership agreements. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Optimal utilization of the International Space Station (ISS). 1. Number of Canadian stakeholders involved in activities on the ISS.
  • 12
  • 7
  • 10
  • 9
2. Proportion of ISS resources used.
  • 100%
  • 136%
  • 96%
  • 87%
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
12,255,681 12,582,480 9,588,476
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
14.2 14.8 13.2

Sub-Program 1.2.2: Exploration Missions and Technology

Description

This Sub-Program encompasses the development and use of astronomy and planetary missions as well as the development of advanced exploration technologies. This Sub-Program is necessary as it contributes valued Canadian signature technologies to international space exploration endeavours and generates a better understanding of the universe, the solar system and our home planet. It could also lead to technology transfers for terrestrial benefits. This Sub-Program provides Canadian industry and academia with unique opportunities through their participation in international space exploration initiatives.

This Sub-Program is performed in collaboration with foreign space agencies, Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and through CSA participation in international groups, such as the International Space Exploration Coordination Group. This collaborative effort takes shape under contracts, grants, contributions and/or international partnership agreements.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Technological know-how acquired through Space Exploration endeavours (Astronomy and Planetary). 1. Proportion of CSA's missions / solutions / instruments that met their mission performance requirements at acceptance review and/or at commissioning.
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1/1
  • 2/2
2. Canada maintains a strategic positioning which supports its capacity to influence space exploration missions and decision-making processes in key international space exploration forums. 1. Number of CSA's sponsored Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) nominated on International Space Exploration decision bodies.
  • 15
  • 18
  • 18
  • 17
3. CSA's participation in space exploration missions provides access to scientific data about the Solar system and the Universe. 1. Number of CSA's sponsored space astronomy and planetary missions providing data to Canadian scientific community.
  • 2
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
14,092,761 15,856,734 16,929,417
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
47.2 47.2 48.2

Sub-Sub-Program 1.2.2.1: Space Astronomy Missions

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses the definition, design, technology development, implementation and use of Canadian scientific instruments and signature technologies made available to Canadian and international space astronomy missions. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to perform space astronomy investigations and generate data and new knowledge about the universe.

This Sub-Sub-Program is performed in collaboration with foreign space agencies, Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and through consultations with the Canadian astronomical community. This collaborative effort takes shape under contracts and/or international partnership agreements. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Canadian know-how and expertise allow Canada to lead or participate in international space astronomy missions. 1. Number of technological and scientific solutions being developed by the CSA in the context of astronomy missions.
  • 2
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
3,524,199 3,557,943 3,753,748
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
2.7 2.6 1.4

Sub-Sub-Program 1.2.2.2: Planetary Missions

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses the definition, design, technology development, implementation and use of Canadian scientific instruments and signature technologies made available to international exploration missions. The Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to reach exploration destinations such as planets and asteroids or new exploration platforms to conduct planetary science investigations, to generate data and new knowledge and to conduct engineering and/or planetary resource management activities.

This Sub-Sub-Program is performed in collaboration with the international space exploration community, Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort takes shape under contracts and/or international partnership agreements. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Canadian know-how and expertise allow Canada to participate in planetary exploration missions. 1. Number of technological and scientific solutions being developed by the CSA in the context of planetary exploration missions.
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
3,186,282 4,025,637 4,309,265
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
5.7 5.8 5.8

In - the CSA is not planning to develop new technological or scientific solutions for planetary exploration missions, hence the target of 0. However financial and human resources are required to maintain operations of CSA's current mission contributions: the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer on NASA's Curiosity rover and the Laser Altimeter OLA on NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission.

Sub-Sub-Program 1.2.2.3: Advanced Exploration Technology Development

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program includes the development of advanced Canadian signature technologies to be used in potential astronomy and planetary missions that could be destined for the Moon, Mars, asteroids or other celestial bodies. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to shape or determine the nature of Canada's contribution to potential international exploration and astronomy missions and could lead to spin-offs. In addition, the Sub-Sub-Program includes terrestrial deployments in analogue sites that offer geological similarities with Martian or Lunar surfaces, where this technology and its operational aspects are being tested and where exploration-related science is conducted for proof of concepts.

This Sub-Sub-Program is performed in collaboration with foreign space agencies and Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and through the Canadian Space Agency participation in international groups, such as the International Space Exploration Coordination Group. This collaborative effort takes shape under contracts and/or international partnership agreements.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Maturing science, technology and operational solutions for planning and strategic positioning purposes. 1. Number of science, technology and operational solutions that are under development in conformity with the orientations and conclusions of the Canadian space exploration plan.
  • 10
  • 27
  • 31
  • 18
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
7,382,280 8,273,154 8,866,404
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
38.8 38.8 41.0

Sub-Program 1.2.3: Human Space Missions and Support

Description

This Sub-Program encompasses all activities required to recruit, develop, train and maintain a healthy and highly-qualified Canadian astronaut corps capable of participating in space exploration missions. It also includes all activities directed at mitigating health risks associated with those missions, such as the development of advanced technologies to be used in support of human space missions. This Sub-Program is necessary to generate specialized knowledge in fields that sustain human space flights, such as life sciences and space medicine. Furthermore, by exploring technological solutions to the various challenges of human space flight, this Sub-Program could contribute to alternate healthcare delivery mechanisms for terrestrial applications.

This Sub-Program is performed with Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts, grants, contributions or international partnership agreements.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Human space flight generates "unique" health and life sciences knowledge, and technological know-how to sustain life and mitigate health risk during long-duration space flight. 1. Number of activities that lead to health risk mitigation strategies, technologies and/or countermeasures.
  • 14
  • 7
  • 12
  • 14
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
7,735,521 6,205,040 3,961,606
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
17.4 17.6 16.1

Sub-Sub-Program 1.2.3.1: Astronaut Training and Missions

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses activities associated with all phases of an astronaut career from recruitment to retirement, including space missions. This Sub-Sub-Program includes the management of National Astronaut Recruitment Campaigns; the implementation of individualized astronaut career management plan; the implementation of basic, advanced and mission-specific training; collateral duties assignment; space mission negotiations and assignment; as well as all the logistical, administrative and operational support activities in the pre–flight, in–flight and post–flight periods. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to live and work in a space environment and in order to further our understanding of human behaviour and health in space, and to conduct experiments and collect space-based scientific data useful to the science community.

This Sub-Sub-Program is performed with Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts or international partnership agreements.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Canadian astronaut corps is ready to assume any responsibilities on an expedition to the International Space Station (ISS). 1. Number of astronaut activities undertaken in preparation for eventual ISS mission assignments.
  • 3
  • 6
  • 8
  • 4
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
6,431,425 5,160,555 2,960,530
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
16.2 16.6 13.7

Sub-Sub-Program 1.2.3.2: Operational Space Medicine

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program delivers operational and clinical healthcare activities during all phases of basic, advanced and mission-specific training as well as during the pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight periods. It also promotes and ensures the physical, mental, social well-being and safety of Canadian astronauts. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to ascertain the overall health of Canadian astronauts and to monitor long-term health status.

This Sub-Sub-Program is performed with Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts or international partnership agreements. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Astronauts' health is optimized to meet mission requirements. 1. Number of active astronauts medically certified for ISS assignment and duties.
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
2. Astronauts' long-term health is monitored following their active careers. 1. Percentage of eligible astronauts participating in their long-term health monitoring.
  • 80%
  • 57%
  • 63%
  • 75%
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
804,096 812,485 1,001,076
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
1.2 1.0 2.4

Sub-Sub-Program 1.2.3.3: Health and Life Sciences

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses space medicine and life sciences activities that explore health care delivery and life sustainability solutions on future long-duration exploration missions. These benefits are targeted at the space exploration community, mainly academia and partnering agencies. This Sub-Sub-Program develops collaborative projects with academia and industry. It uses analogue sites that offer relevant similarities with the harsh environment of space, and where exploration-related medical and life science studies are conducted. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to identify, understand, mitigate or eliminate health risks associated with human space flights, and to understand and address the needs of humans during those missions. The solutions could also be offered as alternative healthcare delivery mechanisms for terrestrial benefits through the transfer of space technology.

This Sub-Sub-Program is performed with Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts or international partnership agreements. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Performance of space life sciences studies with potential benefits for Canadians and to enable human exploration of space. 1. Number of activities aimed at the understanding and mitigations of risks to humans associated with spaceflight.
  • 4
  • 4
  • 6
  • 11
2. Number of partnerships addressing potential terrestrial healthcare solutions.
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • 2
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
500,000 232,000 0
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
0.0 0.0 0.0

For Sub-sub-program (SSP) 1.2.3.3, the technological development activities are now reported under SSP 1.3.2.2, Enabling Technology Development.

To manage the 4 reported activities 0.04 FTEs are planned to be used in but due to rounding 0.0 is being reported in the FTE table above.

Program 1.3: Future Canadian Space Capacity

Date to achieve targets in all Sub and Sub-Sub Programs is set at .

Sub-Program 1.3.1: Space Expertise and Proficiency

Description

This Sub-Program includes the development and enhancement of Canada's space capacity. This Sub-Program supports research in private or public organizations and sustains the development of highly qualified personnel in science and engineering. We encourage scientists and engineers to perform relevant development activities in space science and technology, and to develop their know-how by offering them financial support to sustain their research project and access to infrastructure devoted to world class research and training, among which fast execution and small size missions offer frequent flight opportunity. This Sub-Program is necessary to create and sustain a pool of individuals having the expertise and proficiency to form the next generation of space professionals and workers and to provide solutions for future Canadian space endeavours.

This Sub-Program is delivered with the participation of funding agencies, Government of Canada (GoC) organizations, foreign space agencies and not-for-profit organizations. This collaborative effort is formalized under national and international partnership agreements or contracts. This Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. A pool of space experts and professionals is sustained and enhanced. 1. Number of scientists and engineers involved through opportunities provided by the program.
  • 300
  • 615
  • 284
  • 327
2. Research is conducted in priority areas. 1. Number of research projects conducted through opportunities provided by the program.
  • 40
  • 32
  • 21
  • 23
3. Advancement of Science and Technology solutions for future space initiative. 1. Number of peer-reviewed papers, reports and conference proceedings acknowledging CSA support.
  • 300
  • 310
  • 34
  • 53
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
15,494,699 14,597,078 12,749,690
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
44,4 50,1 52,7

Sub-Program 1.3.2: Space Innovation and Market Access

Description

This Sub-Program includes the development and enhancement of Canada's space capacity through innovation and market positioning. Through leading-edge technology and facilities, and international arrangements, the Sub-Program improves Canadian industrial competitiveness so that space users are continuously well served through constantly improving optimal and cost-effective space solutions. This Sub-Program is necessary to foster entrepreneurship that enhances Canadian industry's international positioning on commercial and government markets.

This Sub-Program is performed with industry and is formalized under contracts or contributions. Foreign space agencies are partners in this endeavour, so that Canadian industry can access foreign markets through innovation or international arrangements.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Through innovation and international arrangements, Canadian industry is well positioned on international commercial and government markets. 1. Value of Canadian space-related goods and services exported.
  • $1.6 billion
  • $1.6 billion
  • $1.6 billion
  • $1.6 billion
2. Enhanced Canadian industry competitiveness. 1. Number of Canadian companies successfully obtaining national / international work orders.
  • 100
  • 83
  • 81
  • 77
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
60,907,982 55,581,292 56,598,920
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
28.8 28.1 28.1

Sub-Sub-Program 1.3.2.1: International Market Access

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program consists in facilitating foreign market access by the Canadian space industry through negotiating, implementing and managing special international arrangements. For example, in return for Canadian Space Agency (CSA) monetary contributions to the European Space Agency (ESA) under the long-lasting ESA-Canada Agreement, Canadian industry obtains some of the contracts awarded by ESA; thus penetrating a market that would otherwise be limited to Europeans. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary as it results in increased access to foreign government market share for Canadian industry.

This Sub-Sub-Program is delivered through concluding international agreements, trade measures, or other mutually beneficial arrangements that create a favorable political or trade environment that facilitates access to global markets. This Sub-Sub Program is funded through the European Space Agency Contributions program.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Canadian investments through the European Space Agency (ESA) Agreement allow Canadian industry to access the institutional European market. 1. Canadian industrial return coefficient (Ratio between the actual value of contracts awarded by ESA to Canadian organizations and the ideal value of contracts awarded by ESA to Canadian organizations).
  • 91%
  • 98%
  • 99%
  • 99%
2. The Canadian industry has access to flight opportunities for its space technologies and components. 1. Number of technologies or components developed by Canadian industry which have been space qualified and/or have acquired flight heritage-through Canada's participation in ESA programs.
  • 5
  • 4
  • No flight opportunity.
  • 5
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
37,307,114 32,184,056 33,197,056
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
3.5 3.9 3.9

Sub-Sub-Program 1.3.2.2: Enabling Technology Development

Description

This Sub-Sub-Program consists of technology development and demonstration activities that contribute to maintaining or developing a technological edge in promising fields, such as switches, batteries, launchers, antennas, solar panels, etc. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary as the enabling (generic) technology developed reduces costs and technological risks on multiple mission types, enhances the efficiency or performance of already established space solutions, and facilitates the commercialization of new products through innovation.

This Sub-Sub-Program is performed with industry and is formalized under contracts. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Increased technological capability of Canadian industry. 1. Number of different technologies addressed.
  • 85
  • 43
  • 33
  • 85
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
23,600,868 23,397,236 23,401,864
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
25.3 24.2 24.2

Sub-Program 1.3.3: Qualifying and Testing Services

Description

This Sub-Program consists of specialized activities and services for the assembly, integration, and testing of space hardware and involves space qualifying technology, sub-units, units or entire spacecraft developed by Canadian academic institutions, Government of Canada (GoC) organizations, and industry, as well as international partners and clients. This Sub-Program is necessary to ensure that mission-assigned technology and entire systems can safely and reliably meet the rigors of space and to demonstrate the suitability and effectiveness of new Canadian space technology for providing valuable contributions to space missions. This provides an effective base for increasing Canada's capability to participate in future space programs.

This Sub-Program is delivered by the CSA's David Florida Laboratory on a fee-for-service basis.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to achieve target
Actual results

Actual results

Actual results
1. Test results of space hardware prove to be reliable in demonstrating suitability for launch and space environment. 1. Percentage of client satisfaction towards the quality of the services provided.
  • 95%
  • 95%
  • 99%
  • 100%
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

Planned Spending

Planned Spending

Planned Spending
10,767,405 5,795,579 7,605,579
Human resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs

Planned FTEs
30.2 30.0 30.0