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Canadarm to be Used to Capture and Berth SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

After its successful launch yesterday atop the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the Dragon spacecraft is currently in orbit making its way for a rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday morning at 8:06 a.m. at a distance of 2.5 km below the ISS. At that time, and before the capture and berthing take place, the Dragon spacecraft will perform a series of tests …

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RADARSAT Constellation Mission Future and Canadian Space Agency Budget Get MP’s Brief Attention

The future of Canada’s current big space project, the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) and the Canadian Space Agency budget cut were the subject of questions in yesterday’s House of Commons Question Period. The questions were brought forward by Liberal MP Marc Garneau. Garneau is a former astronaut and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) President and knows a thing or two about space.

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Barenaked Ladies Ed Robertson and Astronaut Chris Hadfield to Premier Song in Space

Sharing the adventure of being an astronaut, exploring space and conveying the work he does in space is nothing new to Chris Hadfield. But with the opportunity to spend six months on the International Space Station allows him to expand what he’ll do with his time to include some recreational activities. And if that includes doing something no one has dome before on his spare …

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COM DEV Bucks Canadian Space Sector Trend

It’s been a pretty good start to the year for COM DEV, the Cambridge based international space systems company. On April 12th the company reported improved profitability in its quarterly earnings report. Since then they’ve booked three new orders worth US $21 million including a new order today.

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International Polar Year 2012 Speech by Steve MacLean – Strategic Infrastructure Theme Mentioned Again

Last Monday, April 23rd, Canadian Space Agency President Steve MacLean was the guest luncheon speaker at the International Polar Year 2012 conference being held in Montreal. Below is the transcript of that speech. Of note, MacLean once again referred to some of Canada’s current and possible future satellites as “part of that (Canada) strategic infrastructure”.

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