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Bill Nye The Science Guy, who is the CEO of the Planetary Society pictured with Prime Minister Trudeau

Bill Nye Takes Not so Subtle Poke at Government Support of the Space Program

It was meant to be an armchair discussion with Bill Nye “The Science Guy” on budget investments in Canadian innovation, particularly science. However, while mainstream media picked up on the political query related to the Kinder Morgan pipeline program at the end of the session, what they didn’t pick up on was the not-so-subtle poke Nye made about the space program.

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The new commercial ground station built by New North Networks

Planet and KSAT Licensing Issue Enters 22nd Month

Recently at the Canadian SmallSat Symposium both Planet and KSAT threatened to pull ground station assets out of Canada by June 1 if progress hadn’t been made in approving their licenses. Then news came from New North Networks, the company which manages the ground station infrastructure in Inuvik, that they had heard from Global Affairs Canada and that an approval of sorts had been received. …

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NASA image showing Earth with near-Earth orbital debris. The debris field is real data from the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office

The Sustainability of Space Podcast

At the recent Canadian SmallSat Symposium Dr. Michael K. Simpson was the opening keynote speaker. As Executive Director of the Secure World Foundation Michael works toward the foundations vision of “the secure, sustainable and peaceful uses of outer space contributing to global stability and benefits on Earth.”

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