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Wayne is a pleasure to work with and is a true expert on Canada’s space program, with unique insight into military and civilian strategies, programs, and downstream applications.  For three years in a row, Wayne has provided useful information and business intelligence as he reviewed Futron’s Space Competitiveness Index.  I look forward to the opportunity to work with Wayne again.” 

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Life and Death in Space Life and Death in Space
Saturday Nov 15 2014
Posted in: blog

by Wayne A. Ellis

The past few weeks have proven to be both trying and introspectful for space travel enthusiasts. From the loss of the Antares rocket on Oct 28, which included a BC school experiment studying crystal growth, to the death of SpaceShipTwo pilot Mike Alsbury and the loss of that craft on Oct...

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University of Victoria Wins the 2nd Canadian Satellite Design Challenge University of Victoria Wins the 2nd Canadian Satellite Design Challenge
Tuesday Jun 03 2014
Posted in: News

by Larry Reeves

June 2, 2014

The Canadian Satellite Design Challenge (CSDC) completed its second offering last week, with the University of Victoria winning top honours for its satellite, while the University of Manitoba won the inaugural UrtheCast Educational Outreach Award.
Six teams were represented at the Canadian Space Agency’s David Florida Laboratory in Ottawa:...

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University of Manitoba and CSS-Winnipeg Host Space Fair 12 Mar University of Manitoba and CSS-Winnipeg Host Space Fair 12 Mar
Wednesday Mar 12 2014
Posted in: News

by Wayne A. Ellis

Winnipeg, MB - The Canadian Space Society (CSS) new chapter in Winnipeg has got the year off to a running start by successfully reaching out to the many space and aerospace partners in and around the chilly city to establish its very first Space Fair. Built into the UoM hosted Dream...

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AGI Unveils ComSpOC at Satellite 2014 Conference AGI Unveils ComSpOC at Satellite 2014 Conference
Wednesday Mar 12 2014
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by Wayne A. Ellis

Exton, PA - The Commercial Space Operations Center (ComSpOC) is a new service for commercial satellite owner/operators and government space operations centers. AGI is partnering with commercial, research and innovation organizations to establish a geographically diverse network of sensors that will provide persistent day/night tracking of all space objects in Earth...

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CSS Info Night in Toronto - 27 Feb, 1830-2030hrs, The Underground York University CSS Info Night in Toronto - 27 Feb, 1830-2030hrs, The Underground York University
Thursday Feb 13 2014
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by Wayne A. Ellis

Good Day! The Canadian Space Society (CSS) is pleased to announce a CSS-Toronto and Partner information night on 27 February 2014, 1830-2030hrs, at the Underground, York University, Suite 335 Student Centre, 4700 Keele Street. This event will provide you with details on the Canadian Space Society including its mission, upcoming activities,...

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CSS Info Night in Montreal, 10 Feb, 1830-2030hrs, Holiday Inn Longueuil CSS Info Night in Montreal, 10 Feb, 1830-2030hrs, Holiday Inn Longueuil
Monday Feb 03 2014
Posted in: News

by Wayne A. Ellis

Bonjour! The Canadian Space Society (CSS) is pleased to announce an information night on 10 February 2014, 1830-2000hrs, at the Holiday Inn Longueuil. This event will provide you with details on the Canadian Space Society including its mission, activities, members, chapters and Partners. There will be limited seating and some refreshments...

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AGI Receives JSpOC Operational Upgrade Award AGI Receives JSpOC Operational Upgrade Award
Wednesday Jan 08 2014
Posted in: News

by Wayne A. Ellis

Exton, PA - Analytical Graphics, Inc (AGI), the producer of commercial modeling and analysis software for the space, defense, and intelligence communities, has been awarded a contract modification to upgrade the current Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC). The full details of the press release can be found here. The JSpOC Mission...

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NORAD Tracks Santa and Starkey the Space Elf NORAD Tracks Santa and Starkey the Space Elf
Thursday Dec 05 2013
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by Wayne A. Ellis

AGI HQ, Exton - As part of its annual contribution to global holiday cheer, AGI is not only again supporting NORAD Tracks Santa, but also has created an interesting Space Elf character for kids to watch his progress around the world.

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CSS Night in Snowy Winnipeg CSS Night in Snowy Winnipeg
Wednesday Dec 04 2013
Posted in: News

by Wayne A. Ellis

Winnipeg, MB - Well, the snow is not that bad (yet), and was not enough to keep a number of local space professionals, enthusiasts and students from attending (I think) the first ever CSS Informational Night in this fair city. Glad to see reps from host UofM, UMSats, Magellan Aerospace, CFSAS,...

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CSS Summit 2013 a Huge Success! CSS Summit 2013 a Huge Success!
Tuesday Nov 19 2013
Posted in: blog

by Wayne A. Ellis

Ottawa - The Canadian Space Society's Annual Summit (this year held at the Albert At Bay Hotel, Ottawa, 14-15 Nov) was a resounding success all around. Starting with an electrifying keynote by NASA Associate Adminstrator Bill Gerstenmaier, the stage was set for the 100 attendees to become engaged in discussing and...

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AGI Technology Tackles Arctic Sovereignty AGI Technology Tackles Arctic Sovereignty
Tuesday Aug 20 2013
Posted in: Article

by Michael Conte

Exton (PA) - Michael Conte, one of AGI's elite Systems Engineers, takes a look at Canada's growing Arctic challenge via this presentation. Mike and I will be at DEFSEC 2013 in Halifax 3-6 Sep. Hope to see you there!

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A Tale of Two Astronauts A Tale of Two Astronauts
Sunday Aug 04 2013
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by Wayne A. Ellis

AppSpace HQ - During my continuous efforts to 'stay on top' of the Canadian space 'scene', I came across an article last month that expounded on the apparent snub of former Canadian astronaut Marc Garneau by either the Prime Minister's office or the Canadian Space Agency (or both) in not offiically...

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UAVs Flying Closer to Canadian Skies UAVs Flying Closer to Canadian Skies
Tuesday Jul 02 2013
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by Wayne A. Ellis

AppSpace HQ - For anyone in the aerospace industry who has been following (at length) the Joint Unmanned Surveillance Target Acquisition System (JUSTAS) program, there may appear to be a 'fix' on this elusive capability. Since May of this year, an RFP has been out on the street looking for a...

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Space in Canada starting to turn a corner? Space in Canada starting to turn a corner?
Friday Jun 21 2013
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by Wayne A. Ellis

AppSpace HQ - With the recent announcement that the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will soon have a new president (retired military general Walt Natynczyk), it might appear that the beleaguered space industry in Canada could start to turn itself around and begin charting a new course in the 21st century. Other...

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CSS Meets NVR at GAIA Mini Symposium CSS Meets NVR at GAIA Mini Symposium
Thursday Feb 07 2013
Posted in: Article

by Wayne A. Ellis

Lieden, NL - On 30 January, CSS President Wayne A. Ellis was pleased to have been able to attend the NVR/Space Nederland-sponsored event, GAIA Mini-Symposium that was held at the Leiden University. The event included a number of interesting and knowledgable scientists and engineers who presented on many of the aspects...

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AGI Visits new UTIAS Microsatellite Science and Technology Centre AGI Visits new UTIAS Microsatellite Science and Technology Centre
Wednesday Jan 09 2013
Posted in: News

by Wayne A. Ellis

Toronto - In December of last year, AGI/AppSpace was able to pay a quick visit to the University of Toronto new facility, the Microsatellite Science and Technology Centre (MSTC). Wayne A. Ellis was greeted by MSTC Director, Dr Robert Zee and given both an update on the facility's development and activities,...

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AGI Contracted to Support JSpOC Mission System (JMS) AGI Contracted to Support JSpOC Mission System (JMS)
Monday Dec 17 2012
Posted in: News

by Wayne A. Ellis

Exton, PA - Analytical Graphics, Inc (AGI) has been asked to supply its Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Software Suite to the Joint Space Operations Center Mission System (JMS). The full press release from AGI can be viewed here. The JMS is a significant system upgrade for US space operations and its...

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AGI Conducts Successful Training Tour in Canada AGI Conducts Successful Training Tour in Canada
Saturday Dec 08 2012
Posted in: News

by Wayne A. Ellis

Culminating several weeks of activity that began before the official release of Systems Tool Kit (STK) version 10 on 15 November, AGI training teams visited two locations in Ottawa and one in Montreal.

On 26 Nov, participants from government, private industry and academia attended an all-day training session at the Westin...

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Wayne A. Ellis Assumes Presidency of Canadian Space Society Wayne A. Ellis Assumes Presidency of Canadian Space Society
Saturday Dec 08 2012
Posted in: News

by Wayne A. Ellis

Toronto - Following the 14th Annual Canadian Space Society Summit in Waterloo, Ontario, Wayne A. Ellis was elected by the Voting Members of the CSS as its new President, replacing outgoing President, Kevin Shortt. Ellis takes over after about 5 years of significant change and re-structuring in the CSS. "Kevin has...

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NASA to Participate in Space Data Association NASA to Participate in Space Data Association
Monday Aug 13 2012
Posted in: News

by Wayne A. Ellis

NASA has signed a contract with the Space Data Association (SDA) to use the SDA services. More details of this announcement can be found here. The SDA is a non-profit international association of satellite operators that supports the controlled, reliable and efficient sharing of data critical to the safety and integrity...

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New OpEd in Space News from AppSpace 'I Want a Wagon' New OpEd in Space News from AppSpace "I Want a Wagon"
Monday Aug 13 2012
Posted in: News

by Wayne A. Ellis

In the Commentary section of Space News, June 18, 2012 edition, AppSpace Solutions provided a new opinion-editorial titled "I Want A Wagon."

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AGI Shows Big at Space Ops 2012 in Stockholm AGI Shows Big at Space Ops 2012 in Stockholm
Friday Jun 22 2012
Posted in: News

by Wayne A. Ellis

Stockholm, June 15 - Members of Analytical Graphics, Inc were out in full force at the bi-annual Space Operations Conference held 11-15 June, 2012 in Stockholm Sweden. With over 20 years experience providing products to the space industry, AGI felt quite at home amongst all the other exhibits and exhibitors. In...

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Canadian PM Tours 22 Wing As Part of Armed Forces Day Canadian PM Tours 22 Wing As Part of Armed Forces Day
Sunday Jun 10 2012
Posted in: News

by Wayne A. Ellis

(1 June 2012) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper marked the annual Armed Forces Day with a visit to North Bay and subsequently the military installation at that city, commonly known as 22 Wing. During his tour, the PM was able to visit the now-above ground NORAD facilities and in particular,...

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Norwegian and UK Companies Meet to Forge Closer Ties, 24-26 Apr 2012 Norwegian and UK Companies Meet to Forge Closer Ties, 24-26 Apr 2012
Saturday Apr 28 2012
Posted in: News

by Wayne A. Ellis

As a recognition of the long-standing relationship of cooperation and collaboration between the two countries, a broad-based B2B gathering of UK and Norwegian company delegates took place in Oslo during the period of 24-26 April 2012. The goal of the series of meetings and briefings was to encourage more business cooperation,...

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AGI Connects with NNEC 2012 AGI Connects with NNEC 2012
Wednesday Mar 28 2012
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by Wayne A. Ellis

(Vienna, Austria) - Analytical Graphics, Inc (AGI) took advantage of an opportunity to exhibit at the NATO Network Enabling Capability conference in Austria during the period of 27-29 March, 2012. The conference, about the ninth in its series, has brought together many decision makers, policy makers, operators, industry, etc to continue...

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