Press Release

Planet Joins the CSCA

By SpaceRef Editor
February 9, 2017
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The Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA), Canada’s national space industry association, is pleased to announce that Planet, a space and analytics company, has joined the CSCA.

“The CSCA is delighted to welcome Planet as a member and proud to be working with this world-class organization.” said CEO of CSCA, Michelle Mendes. “Planet is leading the industry in this area, and shares our common objective, to expand the Canadian space economy.”

Planet’s Director of Launch & Regulatory Affairs, Mike Safyan, said, “We are excited to play a more active role in Canada’s space industry via the CSCA and in conjunction with its member organizations. Canada has long been an important partner in Planet’s success, and that relationship is only growing.”

Planet Labs Geomatics Corp., located in Lethbridge, Alberta, is Planet’s Canadian HQ and is continuing its legacy of leading the Geomatics & Earth Observation community in Canada for more than 15 years. At the same time, Planet is expanding its Canadian footprint this year with a newly built ground station site in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.

About Planet

Planet designs, builds and operates the world’s largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites. Planet’s mission is to image the entire Earth, every day and make global change visible, accessible, and actionable. With the complementary RapidEye constellation, Planet has an image archive from 2009 and a network over one hundred partners around the world. See change. Change the world. To learn more visit

About the Canadian Space Commerce Association

The Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) is the national association representing the space industry in Canada. The Association represents industry, academia, government, professionals, young entrepreneurs and all stakeholders in the space industry, locally, nationally and internationally. The purpose of the CSCA is to support economic, legal, political and educational interests that advance the Canadian Space and Defence sector. The CSCA has been a registered not-for-profit industry organization since 2007.

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Media Contact:
Michelle Mendes, Chief Executive Officer
[email protected]
Tel: 416-500-7008

CSCA Corporate Members include:

  • Aflare Systems
  • Airbus Defence and Space Canada, Inc.
  • Canadensys Aerospace Corporation
  • Euroconsult Canada
  • exactEarth
  • Institute for Space Science, Exploration & Technology, University of Alberta
  • MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA)
  • Macfab Manufacturing Inc.
  • Mission Control Space Services Inc.
  • NorthStar Data Inc.
  • Nuvu Cameras
  • Ontario Drive and Gear
  • Planet Labs Inc.  – (Planet Labs Geomatics Corp.)
  • Promethean Labs
  • SkyWatch
  • Space 1 Systems
  • Space Strategies Consulting Ltd.
  • The Space Education Foundation
  • Thermodyne Engineering Ltd.
  • UrtheCast
  • UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory
  • Western University Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration

SpaceRef staff editor.