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.

Starlink availability grows but not without bumps in the road

The SpaceX Falcon 9 launch on January 6, 2022 of 49 Starlink satellites, Group 4-5

As Starlink launches and satellites have become staples for space industry observers, it’s easy to forget that the point of the enterprise is the provision of Internet services. While it’s still in beta, people are using Starlink for their Internet service provider right now. So how is it to use Starlink now? Where is it available? And can you even get it?

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T0.technology startup is truly cutting-edge

T0 Technology

T0.technology is a new company taking their founders' experience building cutting-edge terrestrial astronomy equipment and applying it to new fields. It's not a spin-off, but their skillset is unique, and may have significant applications both on Earth and in space. 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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Spire Global to test Kepler’s Aether communication terminal and service

Artist illustration of the Kepler Communications Alderaan satellite

Toronto’s Kepler Communications announced on Thursday that they have signed a contract to test their ÆTHER in-space communications network with Spire Global, a “leading global provider of space-based data, analytics, and space services.” Spire will be hosting Kepler’s ÆTHER terminal aboard an upcoming Spire nanosat that will be launching in late 2022, shortly following ÆTHER testing on two of Kepler’s own satellites next year.

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Is SpaceX at risk in 2022? Could they have 50 plus launches?

SpaceX launch of the NASA DART mission

SpaceX is looking to have a busy 2022. Between the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launches peppered throughout the year and Starship, Elon Musk’s space launch company has a busy schedule ahead of it.  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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SpaceRyde makes progress towards first orbital launch

SpaceRyde engine test November 3, 2021

SpaceRyde successfully tested the engine for the rocket portion of their hybrid balloon rocket launch system on November 3.  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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Spaced Ventures begins providing equity crowdfunding to startups

Illustration of rocket launching

Spaced Ventures founders Aaron Burnett and J Brant Arseneau have a dream: to help bring humans to space. And they’re doing it in five and ten dollar increments. 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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Seraphim Capital sees multi-decade space opportunities

Seraphim Capital

Seraphim Capital's successful Initial Public Offering (IPO) which saw the company raise US $247 million this past summer, is the first step in their plan to profit from “multi-decade growth.” 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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NASA is getting into the comics game to inspire new astronauts

NASA First Woman Graphic Novels

NASA’s “First Woman” is a fictional near-future portrayal of life on a NASA lunar base, told from the point of view of Callie Rodriguez, who is the first woman (and of color) to step on the Moon in the way of the (currently planned) Artemis mission. And while Callie is fictional, that part isn’t — NASA has committed to having at least one woman of …

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