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Mission and mandate


The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is committed to leading the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and humanity.

To achieve this, the Agency promotes an environment where all levels of the organization:


The mandate of the CSA is:

To promote the peaceful use and development of space, to advance the knowledge of space through science and to ensure that space science and technology provide social and economic benefits for Canadians.

Canadian Space Agency Act, SC. 1990, c. 13

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