Marc Boucher

Marc Boucher
Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactice Inc. Boucher has 18 years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 25 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

OneWeb Could Make 100% Broadband Coverage to Remote Canadian Communities Available and Affordable

The CRTC is currently holding hearings on the topic of reliable, affordable broadband Internet. For the majority of Canadians, access to broadband is not an issue. However for many, especially in rural and northern areas, access and affordability is a big issue. OneWeb explained the key technical issues and provided some suggestions on how the Government might want to move forward.

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OneWeb Selects Florida as Manufacturing Hub but Opportunity Still Exists for Canadian Companies

It comes as no surprise that OneWeb Satellites, the joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and OneWeb, selected Florida as its manufacturing base for the majority of the 900 satellites it wants to build. Rumour of an impending deal was circulating as early February. Now that the deal is done, it doesn’t preclude Canadian companies providing parts or services to OneWeb.

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New Leadership at MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates as the Company Pursues Further U.S. Expansion

After just over 20 years at the helm of Canada’s leading space company, Daniel Friedmann is ceding his position as CEO in an effort to continue the expansion of the company into the U.S. market. Taking over as CEO on May 16 will be Howard L. Lance, former CEO of Harris Corporation. Mr. Friedmann will continue to serve on the Board of Directors.

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Op-Ed – The 2016 Canadian Budget is a Start But Action Must Follow Words for the Space Sector

The Federal Budget brought a mild surprise and welcome news to the space community in that the government provided a specific funding dollar amount to sustain Canada’s contribution to the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024. The previous government had committed Canada to participating in the ISS through 2024, but had yet to allocate funds to make it happen.

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