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Open Space Orbital Crowdfunded Campaign Falls Short

For Open Space Orbital (OSO) the mission continues to raise funds to build Canada’s first orbital space launch company. Unfortunately their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign did not resonate with the public and since Kickstarter has an all or nothing policy when it comes to meeting fundraising goals, OSO comes away without any funds.

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Canada's Space Program is Gradually Building Space Mission Operations Capability

At a nondescript building at Western University in London, Ontario in a makeshift “mission control”, a team of scientists and engineers are currently planning and then carrying out an analog Mars Sample Return mission. This isn’t just a computer simulation exercise, they’re using a real rover with actual instrumentation located at the Canadian Space Agency’s Mars Yard.

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Canadian Nanosats CanX-4 and CanX-5 Achieve Notable Firsts

There’s nothing routine about launch and spaceflight. For two Canadian nanosats, CanX-4 and CanX-5, the June 30th launch aboard an Indian rocket proved a challenge. But just over a month into the mission the team of engineers from the University of Toronto Space Flight Laboratory have completed some notable firsts.

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A New Canadian Rocket Company Aims To Go Where None Before Have Succeeded

It might come as a surprise to most Canadians but Canada has never launched a rocket into orbit. Sure we were the third country in the world to build our own satellite, the Alouette, but it was launched by the U.S. on an American rocket. Sure we’ve sent astronauts into space, built the Canadarm, Canadarm2, Dextre, have satellites in orbit and even sent instruments to …

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Is the Universe a Bubble?

Never mind the big bang; in the beginning was the vacuum. The vacuum simmered with energy (variously called dark energy, vacuum energy, the inflation field, or the Higgs field). Like water in a pot, this high energy began to evaporate – bubbles formed.

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