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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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Who Will Champion the Canadian Space Program?

Budget 2018

Tomorrow Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver the Liberal Party’s third budget since coming to power in October 2015. The space community awaits anxiously to see if this is the year a Canadian government steps up and supports the space program to a greater extent than it has.

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Opinion – For All Moonkind, to Preserve Outer Space Artifacts

Apollo 17 mission commander Eugene Cernan drives the lunar roving vehicle during the early part of the first moonwalk at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. The Lunar Module is in the background

By: Michelle Hanlon, co-founder, For All Moonkind, Inc. “Made on Earth by humans,” proudly proclaims the circuit board of the “midnight cherry” Tesla Roadster launched into space on SpaceX’s game-changing Falcon Heavy. In the glove box are, among other things, a copy of Douglas Adams’ iconic Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a towel (of course) and a tiny quartz storage disc, prepared by the Arch …

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Bigelow Aerospace – LEO and Beyond – Space Quarterly Magazine Archive

The Genesis II module was launched June 28, 2007, is 4.4 meters in length and has 11.5 cubic meters of usable volume

This past week Bigelow Aerospace announced it had created a new company called Bigelow Space Operations that manages and operates space stations developed by Bigelow Aerospace and that they had partnered with CASIS which manages the U.S. National Laboratory on the International Space Station. With Bigelow stepping up operations, we thought it useful to present this interview by Eva-Jane Lark with founder Robert Bigelow which appeared in Space Quarterly Magazine in …

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Women in Planetary Science and Exploration Conference Highlights Humanity as Well as Research

Women in Planetary Science and Exploration conference group photo

In the first annual Women in Planetary Science and Exploration conference, women and non-binary researchers presented their work that ranged from understanding the oceans of Titan to how to land a Mars Rover. Uniquely however, the conventional research presentations were interspersed with panels discussing visible minorities, the LGBTQ community, and harassment in STEM, as well as professional topics such as public outreach and career options …

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Opinion – Seeing the Biggest Picture: The Value of Investments in Space-based Astronomy

The Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope

By: Rob Thacker, Saint Mary’s University and Matt Dobbs, McGill University. Canada was among the early leaders in the space race, becoming the 3rd nation to have a satellite in orbit with the launch of the Alouette mission in 1962, aboard a US launch vehicle. For over 50 years our federal strategy has been to achieve our space goals through tight partnerships with other nations.

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