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RADARSAT Constellation Mission data largely unused, unavailable

The first RCM satellite being transferred to the TVAC chamber at the David Florida Laboratory

In 2019 the Canadian space community was energized by the Government of Canada’s successful launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission; three satellites designed that among other things are able to help Canadians study dramatically changing climate – and such events as the breakup of massive ice sheets that have been presents for thousands of years. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log …

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Will the Canadian Space Agency have an acting president next month?

Canada in Space

Current Canadian Space Agency (CSA) President Sylvain Laporte's extended term will come to an end on September 8, 2020. With less than a month to go before his term expires, will a replacement be named before he leaves? Or will an acting president be named as has happened many times in the history of the agency? This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? …

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Space Flight Laboratory expands a la carte CubeSat platforms

Space Flight Laboratory Spartan satellite platform

Toronto based Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) announced at SmallSat 2020 this past week three new a la carte CubeSat platforms marketed towards entities interested in both demonstration and operational platforms. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Comments by Maxar on Telesat LEO open to interpretation

Telesat Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation

What was Maxar Technologies CEO Dan Jablonsky trying to tell analysts in the companies Q2 2020 conference call when during his opening comments when he said Maxar had "not factored the proposed Telesat LEO program into our current and multi-year outlook." Indeed that was a question that come up twice during the Q&A with analysts. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log …

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During the pandemic the Space Advisory Board is sidelined

ISED Minister Bains and the Space Advisory Board.

The last time we had a statement from the Space Advisory Board was March 2019 in support of the new Canadian Space Strategy. At the time, Dr. Lucy Stojak, Chair of the Board, noted in her statement that "the Board recognizes that there is more work to be done," and that "we look forward to continuing to advise, inform and support the Minister." SpaceQ has …

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Canadian Space Agency issues Space-Based AIS tender

exactEarth AIS data

On July 31 the Canadian Space Agency issued a Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP) for Space-Based AIS Data Services. This tender supersedes an earlier NPP (9F013-180794/A) published on October 28, 2019. The closing date for proposals is September 10, 2020. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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The Canadian Space Agency awards $7.15 million in technology contracts

Canadian Space Agency

In just over the last month the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded $20.6 million in contributions as part of the Space Technology Development Program (STDP) AO 6. The third, and most recent list of awards was posted to their website yesterday. The contributions went to 20 different companies with more than half going to small businesses, including several first time winners, and for some …

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