Monday, April 7, 2008


Sale of Canada's premier space/robotics company brings back memories of the scrapping of the Avro Arrow .
... once again when Canadian aerospace engineering and design rise above the mediocre,
Uncle Sam steps in with a helping hand.

the selection of goodies includes not only Radarsat2 but the know how that brought about the CanadaArm and DEXTRE remote manipulators ... effectively destroying any future space industry. Layton looks to courts to block satellite firm's sale:
"MDA, of Richmond, B.C., wants to sell its space business to weapons and aerospace giant Alliant Techsystems Inc. for $1.3-billion. That includes Radarsat-2, a remote-sensing satellite that can see through clouds and nighttime cover."

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