Canada Space Economy

Satellite technology pioneer notes Canada downplayed its defining role in the sector

Bob Huck was the first man to transmit a TV signal to the world’s first 12/14 GHz communications satellite in 1976 You know you’re a pioneer in a field when you install components with serial numbers that are numbered 00001 and 00002, even if they don’t work! At the time, Bob Huck was so intent […]

Space Program Pioneer Reflects on the Past and Future for Exploration

If Larry Maynard’s small plane C-FWFB hadn’t malfunctioned in the middle of the night in 1977, one may never know what the world of satellite-based search and rescue would look like today. As luck would have it, the emergency locator transmitter did go off in his Lake Buccaneer Amphibian due to an electrical short then […]

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