Canada's Space Program
Canada has an active space program, the CSA. Some of its products have been vital to the soon-ending Space Shuttle program, to the Hubble space telescope, and the International Space Station could hardly have been constructed without the robot arms. The CSA, working with industry and academia, will be producing a moon rover with robot vision, a lunar drill, and has produced parts of spacecraft now operating on Mars.
The budget is $300 million a year, which allows development of space robotics, in which Canada is a world leader. This budget is small on the world scale, one of the smallest of the active space programs. Space development will be vital to continued world economic development and Canada could play a larger part.
The article 'CSA head works on long-term space plan as Canadian moon rover is developed' By Peter Rakobowchuk, THE CANADIAN PRESS
details some of the program and we hope to see much more from the CSA