Organization

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is responsible for:

Astronauts Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques

May 14, 2009, hundreds of employees gathered at the Canada Space Agency head office and warmly received their two new colleagues, astronauts Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques. (Credit: CSA.)

A bit of history

Established in March 1989, the CSA is an independent federal agency responsible for managing all of Canada's civil space-related activities. The objects and functions of the CSA are set out in the Canadian Space Agency Act (S.C. 1990, c. 13).

In 1996, the CSA building is officially designated as the John H. Chapman Space Centre, commemorating the scientist Canadians consider the father of their space program.

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What does the Canada Space Agency do?

The CSA focuses its activities and resources on three main areas:

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The CSA also occupies an important place among the many space agencies the world. The organisation boasts numerous partnerships with:

Organisational Chart

The CSA is led by a President who reports to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Personnel

The CSA has approximately 670 employees:

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