Technology

Small Launch Vehicle Startups Proliferate

Vector Space Systems Vector-H launch vehicle

At the recent Small Satellite Conference in Utah, the Small Launch Vehicles – A 2018 State of the Industry Survey paper was presented which stated that there are 79 small launch vehicles either operational, under development or rumoured. The number is staggering and highlights the enthusiasm and hype surrounding the small satellite marketplace.

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The Government Invests $26.7M in 33 Organizations for the Space Technology Development Program

Minister Bains, astronaut Jeremy Hansen, Canadian Space Agency president Sylvain Laporte and representatives from some of the organizations that received funding through the Space Technology Development Program

Everyone was smiling at MDA’s Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue facility, not only because the government had just announced an investment of $26.7 million through the Space Technology Development Program (STDP), but also because the participants we’re about to see the three RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) satellites before they get shipped for launch this fall. All told, there were 49 projects funded through the STDP from two announcements of opportunities.

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