Craig Bamford

Craig Bamford
Craig is a graduate of Carleton's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, focused on conflict studies. Naturally, this means he writes on the Internet about gaming, tech, and speculative fiction. He lives in Toronto.

Wyvern hyperspectral technology garners contract from Defence Research and Development Canada

Wyvern hyperspectral technology

Edmonton-based space startup Wyvern has received an initial $155,000 to create a feasibility study for Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) on how satellite-based hyperspectral imaging could benefit Canadian defence. 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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Space Engine Systems pushing for a single-stage-to-orbit flight test in 2023

Space Engine Systems artist illustration

Despite 2020’s many challenges, Pradeep Dass and his team at Space Engine Systems (SES) have barely slowed down. Dass said in an interview with SpaceQ that 2020 has actually been their busiest year so far and that work on their single-stage-to-orbit horizontal take-off and landing aircraft is making progress.  This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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Slooh’s unique approach to community-driven astronomy

Slooh

The first thing people often wonder when they explore Slooh is about where its name comes from. The second thing they wonder is what it’s supposed to be. Is it a multiplayer game? An educational website? An astronomy tool? To a greater or lesser extent, Slooh is all of those things. But which one is the focus. Which is it supposed to be?

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UrtheCast receives CSA technology contribution but court protection follows

UrtheCast Q2 2018b Financials

UrtheCast is yet another company to recently benefit from a contribution from the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) latest Space Technology Development Program (STDP) funding round. In the case of UrtheCast, it received one of the larger contributions, $999,916. That news was announced on June 30th. However, subsequent to the award the company on Friday, September 4th filed for court protection with the Supreme Court of …

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Honeywell Aerospace awarded CSA contracts for next-gen satellite technologies

Honeywell Cambridge Office, formerly COM DEV

As mentioned earlier in SpaceQ, the Canadian Space Agency has announced funding for a variety of new space technologies as part of the Space Technology Development Program. Today we look at Honeywell Aerospace who received two contracts for next-gen satellite technologies; One for their Integrated Assembly for (the) Next Evolution Satellite, and the other for their Optical Inter Satellite Links (OISL) Communication subsystem. This page …

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The Space Flight Simulator Gap

Kerbal Space Program 2 is the sequel to the space flight simulation game Kerbal Space Program

Space has a strange position in modern gaming. Sure, many games are based on science-fiction settings, featuring spaceships blasting each other with lasers. SpaceQ featured Canada’s own Mass Effect series, where players jet from planet to planet in a growing war against ancient alien robots, as only one of countless examples.

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C-COM gets funding for further phased array antenna testing

Concept: Connected Cars with Phased Array Antennas

On August 3rd, The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) revealed that C-COM had won a research grant for research into phased array antenna technology as part of the Canadian Space Technology Development Program's “Advanced technologies” stream. The Program, according to the CSA, is intended to “support the growth of the Canadian space industry and to reduce technological unknowns” in ways that will help the Canadian Space …

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