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CRITICAL IN 2016, THE RCAF TOOK OVER RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DEFENCE SPACE PROGRAM AND IS NOW REFINING A FIVE-YEAR ROADMAP, DOCTRINE AND THE TRADES TO MEET MILITARY NEEDS. BY BEN FORREST, WITH FILES FROM CHRIS THATCHER In 1962, Canada became the third country to launch a satellite into orbit, signalling to the world that Canada was a space-faring nation. Picture is the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System, also known as Canadarm. NASA Photo 104 RCAF Today 2018