Ok so what about Canada's space plans, must of you guys know I've a few thoughts on the future of Space exploration. I've ideas about NASA getting more competitive while at the same time doing more projects with Japan or ESA, such as Europe doing more joint missions like Cassini-Huygens, I think JAXA ( nasda ) and the Russians should also help NASA some more now that probelms with Shuttle are happening. Many agencies are both friends and rivals to NASA and rivals ( Russia, China... ) are also very important as they can spark competition.
Some of the greatest dis-advantages the Canadian space agency ( CSA or ASC ) is that it doesn't have a home-grown manned space project nor does it have its own launch pad. Yet Canada with its modest workforce and low space budget has done some amazing stuff. Due to the joint missions with NASA there have been a number of Canadian astronauts in space and Canadians get the max out of their small space budget by doing partnerships and collaborative programs with other agency's and countries, such as NASA, Russia, ESA and NASDA/JAXA and Canada achieved some kind of special status as a cooperating state with the Europeans. With a small budget Canada has been doing great things like the Alouette observatory instrument, Canada arm for ISS and Shuttle, MOST satellite, the have done earth observation missions like radarsat and did the ISIS program
A lot of ideas for private space exploration appear to be coming from Canada with ideas like CanadianArrow, daVinci project, PlanetSpace. Some CSA's best upcoming missions seem to be the unmanned Polar-explorer satellite and the Canadian astronauts participating in the next of NASA's manned Shuttle missions to the ISS.
What is their best upcoming project ?