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dc.contributor.advisorHuebert, Robert
dc.contributor.authorMcClelland, Kiernan
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-17T21:23:16Z
dc.date.available2017-08-17T21:23:16Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.date.submitted2017en
dc.identifier.citationMcClelland, K. (2017). A Canadian Space Odyssey: Canada, the Great Space Powers, and the Space Power Dilemma (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/24640en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/4026
dc.description.abstractCanada, despite being the third country to launch an artificial satellite, was unable to develop into a space power commanding a long-term strategic presence in outer space during the Cold War. Whereas the "great space powers" of the period, the United States and Soviet Union, held a dominant position in the space environment, Canada's space power influence declined over the years. By analyzing declassified strategic documents and the strategic literature on space power, and by interviewing members of Canada's national space organizations, this thesis will compare the strategic, political and economic variables of space power to determine why Canada did not maintain space supremacy when compared with the United States and Soviet Union from 1957 to 1991. This thesis concludes that Canada did not develop into a space power during the Cold War because, opposite the great space powers, the country did not have a comprehensive space strategy, political leadership and support, or the economic resources that would allow for the development of a long-term satellite presence.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectHistory--Canadian
dc.subjectMilitary Studies
dc.subjectEngineering--Aerospace
dc.subject.otherCanada
dc.subject.otherMilitary Power
dc.subject.otherOuter Space
dc.subject.otherStrategy
dc.titleA Canadian Space Odyssey: Canada, the Great Space Powers, and the Space Power Dilemma
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/24640
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Strategic Studies
thesis.degree.nameMSS
thesis.degree.disciplineMilitary and Strategic Studies
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
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dc.contributor.committeememberKeenan, Tom
dc.contributor.committeememberStapleton, Timothy
dc.contributor.committeememberBrodie, Ian
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.