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Becoming a launching state and what that means

Illustration of rocket launching

In this episode of the Space Economy podcast we discuss countries that want to become a launching state and what that means. Our guest is Kenneth Hodgkins. This is the fifth of ten episodes in our special series Doing Business in the Solar System hosted by Elizabeth Howell.

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Sasha Jacob on investing, chairing Maritime Launch Services

Artist illustration: MLS launch from the Nova Scotia spaceport

Why did long time investment banker Sasha Jacob, with no experience in the space sector, choose to invest in infrastructure startup Maritime Launch Services? The answer in part lies in what he learned as “the first investment banker in Canada in renewable energy.” I recently had the opportunity to talk in some detail with Jacob about his involvement in Maritime Launch Services (MLS). It’s a …

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Commercial spaceports to see growing activity this decade

MLS artist rendering of the vertical launch area

While 2020 was a challenging year for spaceports around the world, commercial and government activity remains a great opportunity for these space-faring locations – although certain risks must be mitigated, a set of new reports says. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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First Canadian space regulatory reform guides coming shortly

This is a Mosaic of Canada which is made from 121 images captured by Canadian satellite RADARSAT-2.

In 2017 the second independent review of the Remote Sensing Space Systems Act (RSSA) was published. The report outlined its findings and recommendations providing a path forward to modernizing the RSSSA. Now, almost four years later, SpaceQ has learned that the first two space regulatory reform guides are set to be published, likely this month. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log …

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The top ten Canadian space stories of 2020

Canada in Space

It’s that time of year again where we look back at the top Canadian space stories of the year. To say that 2020 was a remarkable year would be an understatement. The year started out full of promise and optimism, but was quickly overshadowed by the pandemic.

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Is Canada the next Five Eyes nation to sign a Technology Safeguards Agreement with the US?

Illustration of rocket launching

In mid-June the UK signed a Technology Safeguards Agreement with the US, joining New Zealand which did so in 2016. That leaves Canada and Australia as the remaining members of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance to do so. SpaceQ spoke with Ken Hodgkins, formerly of the US State Department to discuss a possible Technology Safeguards Agreement (TSA) agreement between Canada and the US. This page …

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