Canada's Space Policy Framework

Technicians testing Alouette-1 before launch on a Thor–Agena rocket on September 29, 1962. John H. Chapman, who was responsible for the Alouette/ISIS program, was on hand at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to supervise the launch. Credit: Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC)

Alouette-I

Alouette-1

"In the second century of Confederation, the fabric of Canadian society will be held together by strands in space just as strongly as railway and telegraphy held together the scattered provinces in the last century."

– John H. Chapman (1967)
Pioneer of the Canadian Space Program