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Space Canada Mission Statement

SPACE Canada is dedicated to promoting, supporting and encouraging international dialogue on space-based solar power through research, education and commercialization.

We will accomplish our mission by serving as a facilitator, enabling individuals, organizations and governments to engage in a dialogue that will transform our world view from one of isolated energy solutions to a comprehensive global system.

We are pleased to make public several presentations that were given at the recent International Symposium on Solar Energy from Space, held September 8-10, 2009 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Canada.
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SPS 2018

The next International Space Solar Power (SSP) Student Competition is announced. The annual competition has een highly successful with dozens of undergraduate and graduate students from around the world participating in faculty-advised research projects focusing on the challenge of space solar power.

The competition is organized annually by SPACE Canada (the competition sponsor), the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Power Committee, Commission III of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the National Space Society (NSS) International Space Development Conference (ISDC) Space Solar Power Symposium, and the IAF Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).

For 2019 selected semi-finalist teams will receive travel support to present their research at the National Space Society's ISDC 2019 in Washington, DC USA. Finalists will be invited to present their winning projects at next year's International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2019) in Washington, DC USA, at the IAF Space Power Symposium. (Travel support will be offered on the terms describe in the formal Competition Announcement.)

For full details and rules guiding the Competition, see the 2019 announcement.

The competition is open to student-implemented / faculty-advised research projects from any accredited academic institution (i.e., a college or university) or a team comprising two or more such institutions. The deadline for submission of 2019 project team proposals is March 31, 2019.
Wireless Power Transmission Demonstration Project
One of the exciting sessions conducted at the International Symposium on Solar Energy from Space involved a demonstration of wireless power transmission. This demonstration utilized state-of-the-art solid state amplifiers in a retro-directive phased array system that beamed power with high efficiency across the Great Hall at the Ontario Science Centre.
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Day 1 - Just before Opening Session

SPACE Canada wishes to thank Kris Holland of Mafic Studios for his permission to use his beautiful images of solar power satellites in “From the Sun to the Earth”. We thank Kris for his generosity.