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Welcome to the SSPI Canada Chapter

The mission of the SSPI Canada Chapter is to stimulate the growth of the satellite industry in Canada, expand the research, innovation and development of the industry attracting world-class talent and promoting the development of satellite professionals. To fulfill our mission, the SSPI Canada chapter is also linked with several of our members in various industry bodies, education and government organization.

Join Us Today

If you share our passion for connecting with people networking with the industry, we invite you to join us at any of our networking events. While you can join our meetings and events without being an SSPI member, we live and highly value SSPI’s mission as our industry’s largest, most international and cross-disciplinary network of individuals and companies.

When you join SSPI, we invite you to consider joining the SSPI Canada Group.

Recent Webinars

July Inspirations – Disruptive Innovation and Start-ups who are making a Better Satellite World (July 8, 2021)


The New Space and Satellite Ecosystem (April 29, 2021)

SSPI Canada Participation in World Space Week

World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. World Space Week is coordinated by the United Nations with the support of the World Space Week Association (WSWA).

World Space Week consists of space education and outreach events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, and astronomy clubs around the world in a common timeframe. World Space Week runs from Sunday, October 4 – Saturday, October 10.

SSPI hosted the Future Leaders Celebration as part of World Space Week this year.

The SSPI Canada Chapter was officially launched during the World Space Week!

Contact Details

Please contact Rosario Toxqui for more information on the chapter.

Chapter Board

President: Cristi Damian

VP: Jeffrey R. Osborne, Kepler Communications

VP: Vagan Shakgildian, Comtech Satellite Network Technologies

Board Members:

  • Roland Renner, Hunter Communications Canada
  • Lawrence Partington, TV2GO
  • Prof. Reza Soleymani, Concordia University

Secretary: Rosario Toxqui

Upcoming Events

  • New York Space Business Roundtable: Satellites Boosting Sustainable Technologies
  • Space SPACs: SPAC Crackle Pop
  • Space SPACs: "I Can't Get No...Space Financing"
  • 2022 Space & Satellite Hall of Fame Medalling Ceremony & Reception

Member News

Network Centric Warfare Architecture on a SatCom backbone – Advantech Wireless Technologies article in the latest issue of MilsatMagazine by Cristi Damian, VP Business Development. Advantech Wireless Technologies. Observing the corporate domain’s moves toward network-centric operations and processes by incorporating the latest available technologies, military strategists realized that the speed and efficiencies that resulted could be also be applied to the military machine. Despite the challenges of driving new technologies into traditional battlefield architectures, the move from massive divisions to highly connected brigade and battalion-level formations is finally coming into play. Read More