Remote Sensing Space Systems Act
S.C. 2005, c. 45
Assented to 2005-11-25
An Act governing the operation of remote sensing space systems
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
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2. The following definitions apply in this Act.
« activité contrôlée »
“controlled activity”, subject to subsection 8(6), means any of the following activities in the operation of a remote sensing space system:
(a) formulating or giving a command to a remote sensing satellite of the system;
(b) receiving raw data from a remote sensing satellite of the system;
(c) storing, processing or distributing raw data from the system;
(d) establishing or using
(i) cryptography in communications with a remote sensing satellite of the system, or
(ii) information assurance measures for the system.
« assurance de l’information »
“information assurance” means the protection of information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality and non-repudiation.
« licence »
“licence” means a licence issued under subsection 8(1).
« système agréé »
“licensed system” means a remote sensing space system for whose operation a licence has been issued.
« titulaire de licence »
“licensee” means a person who is the holder of a licence.
« ministre »
“Minister”, subject to section 3, means the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
« personne »
“person” includes a partnership, a government, a government agency and an unincorporated organization.
“prescribed”Version anglaise seulement
“prescribed” means prescribed by the regulations.
« données brutes »
“raw data” means sensor data from a remote sensing satellite, and any auxiliary data required to produce remote sensing products from the sensor data, that have not been transformed into a remote sensing product.
“remote sensing product”
« produit dérivé »
“remote sensing product” means an image or data produced from raw data in any way that transforms the raw data.
“remote sensing satellite”
« satellite de télédétection »
“remote sensing satellite” means a satellite that is capable of sensing the surface of the Earth through the use of electromagnetic waves.
“remote sensing space system”
« système de télédétection spatiale »
“remote sensing space system” means
(a) one or more remote sensing satellites and the mission control centre and other facilities used to operate the satellites; and
(b) the facilities used to receive, store, process or distribute raw data from the satellites, even after the satellites themselves are no longer in operation.
« participant autorisé »
“system participant” means a person who is designated in a licence condition referred to in paragraph 8(5)(b).
« traitement »
“transform”, with respect to raw data, means, having regard to the regulations, to so process them that it is substantially impossible to reconstitute them from the resulting remote sensing product.
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