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Mining and Space Technologies Converge MineSpace 2001 takes center-stage in Quebec City

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Friday, April 27, 2001

Saint-Hubert, April 27, 2001 - The Canadian Space Agency invites media to attend MineSpace 2001, a trade show and conference hosted by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), April 29 to May 2 in Quebec City.

Mr. Michel Giroux, Director of External Relations at the Canadian Space Agency along with Canadian astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason, will be among the key-note speakers at a Plenary Session on Monday, April 30, 2001, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

The CIM MineSpace 2001 plenary session will shed light on the relationship between mining and space. Both sectors share not only the same interest in increasing the efficiency of all operations in the industry, but also to make it competitive in world markets. The Canadian Space Agency has developed a high level of expertise in leveraging partnered research and technology development to position Canadian companies in key niche markets.

Media are invited to participate and ask questions after the plenary session.

    Where: Room 200A of the Centre des Congrès de Québec, Quebec City
    When: Monday, April 30, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

About CIM
CIM is the leading technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries, representing 12,000 engineers and operators across the country. Mineral extraction and metallurgical production represented 3.7 % of Canada's GDP last year.

About the CSA
Established in 1989 with its headquarters situated in Saint-Hubert, Quebec, the Canadian Space Agency coordinates all aspects of the Canadian Space Program. Through its Space Knowledge, Applications and Industry Development business line, the CSA delivers services involving: Earth and the Environment; Space Science; Human Presence in Space; Satellite Communications; Generic Space Technologies; Space Qualification Services and Awareness. The Canadian Space Agency is at the forefront of the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and humanity.

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For more information: André Leclair
Senior Media Relations
Canadian Space Agency
Tel: (450) 926-4370
Andre.leclair@space.gc.ca

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