Spacex Launching Canada’s Cassiope Weather Satellite Into Space This Sunday

This is the largest space launch in Canadas history. Together, the three satellites will offer complete daily coverage of Canadas3,855,100 square miles of territory, and Canada will be able to monitor polar ice conditions, oil pills, ship movements, forest fires, wetlands and coastal changes, and other things. The three-satellite configuration is a paradigm shift from earlier RADARSAT missions that launched a single satellite. By distributing the capabilities of the system across multiple satellites, the CSA aims to establish a more robust, flexible system that can be maintained at a lower cost, and launched using smaller, less expensive launch vehicles, like the Falcon 9. SpaceX was founded by startup superhero Elon Musk ( the real-world Tony Stark of our age ), who also founded PayPal and Tesla Motors and serves on the board of SolarCity. In 2012, SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule full of supplies , which became the first private unmanned spaceship in history to successfully attach to the International Space Station . The long-term goal is send humans into space, but SpaceX is starting out by sending other things, like cargo and satellites. Governments are historically the only entities with enough resources to fuel space missions, but Musk has changed all that. SpaceX works with governments and private organizations to help them fulfill their galactic needs. Earlier this year, it earned a contract with Thales Alenia Space to launch Turkmenistans first satellite into orbit to set up a national system of satellite communications. This will be the first launch of the latest version of the Falcon 9, with upgraded engines and stretched fuel tanks. Falcon 9 and Cassiope were initially supposed to launch about two weeks ago, but the event was postponed.

Canada PM Won’t Accept US Rejection of Keystone XL

dollar, which would help the struggling sector get back on its feet. He has repeatedly denied any such inclination. The Bank of Canada has a policy of not intervening in the exchange rate except in extraordinary circumstances. Poloz also suggested in the interview a possible shift in the Bank of Canada’s communications style to give a greater role to his deputies and show that policy making is not a one-man show but a team effort. “My style is not to lead with what I think, but to sit back and let ‘er go,” he said. One thing Poloz could do is allow his deputies to speak more freely in public than has been the norm. Unlike the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of Canada’s six-member governing council makes decisions by consensus rather than voting and they all stick to the same script when speaking in public. Communicating policy decisions is largely the job of the governor through speeches and news conferences, while the deputies’ speeches rarely break new ground. But Poloz made clear any change would be incremental. He said he prefers the Canadian model to the one employed by the U.S. Federal Reserve, which has confused markets with often contradictory policymakers’ views on the best strategy for rolling back from the massive bond-buying program. “At a minimum, I would say that I wouldn’t want monetary policy to be a source of uncertainty,” he said.

Bank of Canada will not lose focus on inflation – Poloz

The long-delayed project carrying oil from Canada’s oil sands needs approval from the U.S. State Department, and Harper’s remarks are some of his strongest to date. “My view is that you don’t take no for an answer,” Harper said. “We haven’t had that but if we were to get that it won’t be final. This won’t be final until it’s approved and we will keep pushing forward.” Harper, who made the remarks at a Canadian American Business Council event, said he’s been in regular contact with President Barack Obama. Harper said it will create 40,000 jobs in the U.S. “The logic behind this project is simply overwhelming,” the prime minister said. Harper said politics has cast doubt on whether the pipeline will be approved but said he’s optimistic it will be approved. “Ultimately, over time, bad politics make bad policy,” he said. “The president has always assured me that he will a make decision that’s in what he believes is in the best interests of the United States based on the facts. I think the facts are clear.” The Obama administration is considering whether to approve the pipeline, which would carry 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta across six U.S. states to the Texas Gulf Coast. A decision late this year or early next year.