Space Exploration

The Canadian Space Program

From Black Brant to the International Space Station

Authors: Godefroy, Andrew

  • Tells the complete story of Canada’s space program from its origins at the end of the Second World War through to present day activities on the International Space Station
  • Written by a trained historian with extensive knowledge of the archives, oral histories, and material history, and based on references and sources not previously consulted in any other history of the program
  • Places the context of Canada’s space program within the larger narrative of international space development
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About this book

Canada’s space efforts from its origins towards the end of the Second World War through to its participation in the ISS today are revealed in full in this complete and carefully researched history. Employing recently declassified archives and many never previously used sources, author Andrew B. Godefroy explains the history of the program through its policy and many fascinating projects. He assesses its effectiveness as a major partner in both US and international space programs, examines its current national priorities and capabilities, and outlines the country’s plans for the future.

Despite being the third nation to launch a satellite into space after the Soviet Union and the United States; being a major partner in the US space shuttle program with the iconic Canadarm; being an international leader in the development of space robotics; and acting as one of the five major partners in the ISS, the Canadian Space Program remains one of the least well-known national efforts of the space age. This book attempts to shed a clearer light on the progress made by the CSA thus far, with more ambitious goals ahead. Technical information, diagrams, glossaries, a chronology, and extensive notes on sources are also included in this volume.

About the authors

Andrew B. Godefroy is a Canadian historian and strategic analyst with the Canadian Department of National Defence, as well as an adjunct professor at the Canadian Defence Academy. He formerly served as a missile and space policy analyst for the Directorate of Space Development as well as a contracted official historian for the Canadian Space Agency.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Northern Mariner: The Origins of Canadian Space Activities

    Godefroy, Andrew B.

    Pages 1-18

  • Forging a Space Nation: Policy and Program Development, 1957–1963

    Godefroy, Andrew B.

    Pages 19-75

  • Challenge and Commitment: Canada’s Space Program in Transition, 1964–1974

    Godefroy, Andrew B.

    Pages 76-120

  • Ad Astra: Establishing a Permanent Presence in Space, 1974–1984

    Godefroy, Andrew B.

    Pages 121-169

  • Maple Leaf in Orbit: Institutionalizing the Canadian Space Program, 1984–1995

    Godefroy, Andrew B.

    Pages 170-214

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40105-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-40104-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Canadian Space Program
Book Subtitle
From Black Brant to the International Space Station
Authors
Series Title
Space Exploration
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40105-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40105-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-40104-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 324
Number of Illustrations and Tables
45 b/w illustrations, 118 illustrations in colour
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