Craig Bamford

Craig started writing for SpaceQ in 2017 as their space culture reporter, shifting to Canadian business and startup reporting in 2019. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists, and has a Master's Degree in International Security from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He lives in Toronto.

CDL graduates new space stream with Canadian representation

CDL Insights chat with Chris Hadfield, Firouz M. Naderi, Anousheh Ansari and Dante Lauretta

The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) has been successful and growing. CDL is an accelerator program whose unique approach is to take in a wide variety of startup ventures, expose them to sectoral mentors, and slowly eliminate them until a few top-flight companies remain. They started in Toronto, but now have branches across the United States and Europe, showing growing appetites for the opportunity to compete …

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Rocket Lab’s launch of the CAPSTONE mission to the Moon will feature new capabilities

The CAPSTONE CubeSat

Rocket Lab's now well-known for their Electron Rockets, and one of them is about to carry NASA and Advanced Space’s Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) mission on the first leg of its trip to the Moon.  It’s Rocket Lab’s new Photon vehicle and its HyperCurie engine that will bring CAPSTONE the rest of the way, though, and Photon’s maiden voyage …

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Nüvü Cameras technology to be used in nüSpace nanosatellites

Nüvü Cameras sensors to be used in nanosatellites

The Nüvü Cameras electron-multiplying camera technology used in NASA’s upcoming Roman Observation Satellite will soon be available for low Earth orbit (LEO) nanosatellites. 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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Nanoracks performs novel space-based metal cutting experiment

The Nanoracks Outpost Mars Demo-1 (OMD-1) payload mounted on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Transporter-5 vehicle

Space-station builder Voyager Space and their subsidiary Nanoracks announced that they worked with Maxar to perform a cutting-edge experiment that was recently launched on SpaceX's Transporter-5 rideshare mission. The experiment? Cutting metal without edges and the first results are in. 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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Obruta pivots to building off-the-shelf RPOD for satellite maintenance

Obruta Our spacecraft Rendezvous, Proximity Operations, and Docking (RPOD) Kit on a satellite

Obruta Space Solutions isn’t seeking to become a household name. They aren’t building launchers, and they aren’t building satellites, and founders Kevin Stadnyk and Kirk Hovell aren’t making grandiose claims about Mars. 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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Canadian launch provider Reaction Dynamics emerges from the shadows

Reaction Dynamics (RDX) Aurora launch vehicle

Maritime Launch Services Inc. announced on May 4th that they had signed a letter of intent with Quebec based launch provider Reaction Dynamics to conduct launches from Spaceport Nova Scotia starting in 2023. The news marks the emergence of Reaction Dynamics from the shadows. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support …

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C5 partner sees future of cybersecurity in Axiom Station investments

Axiom modular space station

Axiom Space’s recent private trip to the International Space Station just landed, but Axiom’s main business isn’t space tourism. With the ISS slated to be shut down at the end of the decade, and NASA making it clear that they’re setting their sites far beyond low Earth orbit (LEO), Axiom is part of the charge to build privately-owned space stations with their upcoming Axiom Station.  …

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Lonestar to place data centers on the Moon

Lonestar to put data centers on the Moon.

"We weren’t going to announce we had a lunar data center until after we'd already landed on the Moon." That’s what Lonestar CEO Christopher Stott said in an interview with SpaceQ this week. 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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