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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.

Aird & Berlis Forms Canadian Space Tech Law Group

Aird & Berlis Space Tech Law Group

Toronto Law firm Aird & Berlis LLP has created a new space-focused task force. The Toronto corporate law firm has been practicing for over a hundred years, developing a strong reputation in the corporate finance space. It has even recently seen a senior partner, Angela Swan, receive the Order of Canada.

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Australia’s Space Launch Ecosystem

Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex. Credit: Southern Launch.

Southern Launch and ATSpace announced on November 14th that they would be delaying the launch of their ‘Eco Test’ VS03 rocket mission. Inclement weather at the Whalers Way Launch Complex had damaged the ATSpace Kestrel I launch vehicle in Southern Australia, and the companies said that they needed time to assess and correct the damage. 

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First Commercial Lunar Launch Just Weeks Away, Includes Canadian Payloads

ispace HAKUTO lunar lander

Japanese lunar exploration company ispace will attempt to become the first commercial company to land on the Moon with their Mission 1 (M1). The launch window is currently set for November 9-15, 2022 and will fly on a SpaceX Falcon 9. Two Canadian payloads will be onboard, including the first AI demonstration computer. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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Skywatch Introduces New EarthCache-X Featuring SAR, Hyperspectral, and Aerial Imagery

File photo: Skywatch Introduces New EarthCache-X

Waterloo-based Skywatch is aiming to be a one-stop shop for Earth observation data. On a path in trying to achieve that goal, they’ve announced a new product, EarthCache-X. 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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FCC Deorbiting Announcement May Bolster Value of NorthStar and Astroscale Partnership

Artis illustration of NorthStar Space Situational Awareness satellites monitoring space

On September 20th at the International Astronautical Congress in Paris, Astroscale and NorthStar Earth and Space announced that they were entering into a partnership in support of space sustainability. A week later the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced revised rules for deorbiting satellites bringing additional context to the partnership. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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Spire Global Satellites Will Host Three GHGSat Payloads

Spire Global 16U satellite platform

GHGSat has signed a deal with Spire Global to host at least three methane-tracking payloads. The deal, announced at the World Satellite Business Week, will have GHGSat move away (at least partially) from their previous strategy of owning their own satellites, and shift towards putting payloads onto Spire satellites. Spire will be launching three 16U satellites in 2023 that will each carry one of GHGSat’s payloads.

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