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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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Canada’s Fledging Rover Program Is Facing A Rocky Future – Space Quarterly Archives

The Canadian Science-Class Rover Prototype, REX, simulates Mars Sample Return

Continuing with our Summer Reading Series of articles or interviews that still have some relevance today, we present Canada’s Fledging Rover Program Is Facing A Rocky Future which outlined the state of rover development in Canada in the fall of 2011. The story was written by Elizabeth Howell and originally published in Space Quarterly Magazine in December 2011. Six years later many of the same players are still …

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Interviewed: Jeff Greason, CEO of XCOR Aerospace – Space Quarterly Magazine Archive

Jeff Greason, XCOR

On June 30 XCOR laid off its remaining staff as the company faces serious financial trouble. The company that for years promised to take tourists to the edge of space and provide a platform for researchers to conduct suborbital research with its Lynx suborbital spacecraft, is now on life support. They will hire on a few people on a contract basis as they try to …

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Canadian LIDAR Technology

Laser technology has the image of being as futuristic as space travel itself, but lasers are being used for many purposes beyond their science fiction role as a weapon. And Canadian industry is taking a leading role in developing lasers for space applications.

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December 2011 Issue of Space Quarterly Magazine Available

The latest edition of Space Quarterly magazine is available. In this issue we’re focusing on space policy along with updates on Canada’s rover program, one of Canada’s next satellites to be launched, NEOSSat and COM DEV’s Automatic Identification System (AIS) satellite constellation. In our new Leaders section we interview Futron founder and CEO Joe Fuller who tells us about why he started his company and …

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