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Cambridge Facility Sees Workforce Reduction of 49% Since Honeywell Acquired Com Dev International

Honeywell Cambridge Office, formerly COM DEV

In late July, the news publication the Waterloo Region Record ran a story about layoffs by Honeywell at its Cambridge, Ontario facility. The number of people laid off was not disclosed at the time. However, local radio station News 570 reported on September 1 that 140 people had started to receive notice in late July.  Scott Sayres, Honeywell Director of Communications told SpaceQ that the …

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China’s Surging Military Space Program – Space Quarterly Archives

A massive Chinese DFH-4 geostationary orbit communications satellite like that used by the Chinese military undergoes antenna dish tests

Continuing with our Summer Reading Series of articles or interviews that still have some relevance today, we present Craig Covault’s March 2013 article China’s Surging Military Space Program from Space Quarterly Magazine. Of note, China has completed eight launches to date this year with one failure and another satellite being placed in the incorrect orbit.  Two communications satellites, one of which is for a military use, were successfully placed …

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Before Mars, Cislunar Exploration

Deep space gateway in Cislunar space

While the International Space Station will still be used until at least 2024 what comes next? That discussion has been ongoing within the space community for some time. The use of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) for business and research is only going to increase. National space agencies though are looking beyond LEO for the next challenge including cislunar exploration.

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Space Station Spacesuit Art Project Takes Flight

The Unity spacesuit was unveiled on the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday and is part of the Spacesuit Art Project. The project according to the Canadian Space Agency is “an initiative to help raise awareness about the issues surrounding childhood cancer and the power of the arts in the clinical healing process.”

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