Thursday, February 15 • 10:45am - 11:45am
The Path to a Canadian Launch Capability

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With the recent launch of the Falcon Heavy making international headlines, and the topic of Canada's lack of a national rocket program and resulting "brain drain" becoming national news, a discussion of Canadian launch capability couldn't be more timely. Do we need an indigenous launch capability? What would be the benefits? How can we make it happen, and what can Canada's policymakers do to help? Our panelists from industry, academia and startups will discuss this crucial subject.

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Adam Trumpour

Continuum Aerospace
By day, Adam is a Toronto-based concept designer and integrator at Pratt & Whitney Canada, and in his spare time he designs, builds and tests liquid-propellant rocket propulsion systems, mentors student rocketry teams, and where possible engages in consulting and contract work related... Read More →

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Philip Berthiaume

President, SpaceHorizon
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Jean-Pierre Hickey

Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

Randall Lilko

Director, CSCA

Daniel McCammon

Founder, C6 Launch Systems
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Dr. Yaroslav Pustovyi

Vice President for Strategic Development, Maritime Launch Services
Dr. Yaroslav “Yarko" Pustovyi is a space industry professional with career experience in the sector since 1988. Formerly an astronaut with the National Space Agency of Ukraine, Dr. Pustovyi was trained by NASA and served as a Backup Payload Specialist for the STS-87 Space Shuttle... Read More →
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Dan Steinhaur

President, Stein Industries Inc.
We've been quietly working on liquid fueled rocket engines for the past decade. We're now working on a satellite launcher.

Thursday February 15, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
North York Room