Technology

Neptec to Develop a New Advanced Space Vision System for the International Space Station

In his first visit to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) as the new Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), the Honourable Navdeep Bains announced that the Government of Canada would be funding through the Canadian Space Agency a new advanced space vision system for the International Space Station (ISS) to be designed and developed by the Neptec Design Group Ltd. of Ottawa.

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A Different Concept for a Space Elevator Emerges

In late July, Thoth Technology Inc. issued a press release announcing it had been granted a patent for a “Space Elevator”. It was not a Space Elevator in the traditional sense, but rather a tall structure with an elevator that could, if built, reach 20 kilometres at first, and perhaps eventually 200 kilometres. What’s intriguing about this concept is the incremental approach to solving an …

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The Government Invests $13.1 Million in 38 Space Technology Development Projects

This past Friday the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario) announced at the headquarters of COM DEV International that the government had selected 21 companies and 38 research and development projects to fund as part of the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) Space Technology Development Program (STDP).

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