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

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

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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Planet and KSAT Licensing Issue Enters 22nd Month

The new commercial ground station built by New North Networks

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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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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GHGSat to Deploy Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Sensor on an Airplane and Looks to Expand Into India and China

GHGSat satellite Claire

At 15-kilograms, Claire, the size of a microwave oven, zips around the planet at 7-kilometres a second. When flying above the Alberta oil sands, her sensors zero in on a tailing pond and record carbon dioxide and methane emissions. Claire is a demonstration microsatellite operated by GHGSat, the first commercial company to offer greenhouse gas monitoring services using satellite technology.

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