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.

Future Lunar Exploration Ideas Presented at the Canadian Lunar Workshop

Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program

At the Future of Space Exploration panel at this years Canadian Lunar Workshop, a variety of presenters both from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and companies came together to present potential ways that Canada could contribute to the infrastructure of a future lunar colony. Everything from new rovers, lunar greenhouses and nuclear power was discussed.  This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log …

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Space Canada Releases Defence Recommendations

Space-based Earth Observation

Space Canada recently released a new policy position paper.  Called “Innovating at Home, Defending Our Interests: Canada’s Space Innovators’ Contribution to National Defence,” it’s focused on Canada’s role in the increasingly important space defence domain.

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Lunar Workshop’s Gateway Utilization Presentations: a Mix of Science, Inspiration, and Lunar Dust

A full view of the Lunar Gateway including Canadarm3, a Canadian contribution to be built by MDA

A discussion of the Artemis program, and how the Canadarm3 can help turn the Lunar Gateway into a “flying space laboratory for deep space” preceded a number of presentations. 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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Lunar Commercialization Prompts a Lively Panel Discussion

A sustainable human presence on the Moon will require manufacturing materials and structures on the surface. Space-based 3D printing capabilities will be key to this endeavor. On the next Blue Origin launch, researchers from the University of Kentucky will test 3D printing techniques that could be the first to produce metal components in space.

A question about “what will a lunar economy look like?” led to a lively discussion about the role of government in potential lunar markets at the commercialization panel at the Canadian Lunar Workshop on June 1st.  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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Rogers Signs Satellite-to-Smartphone Deals with Lynk and SpaceX

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

Canadian telecommunications giant Rogers has announced that they are going to be working with two different satellite companies to offer direct satellite-to-smartphone coverage starting in 2024, according to a pair of press releases on April 26th. They’ll be partnering with both satellite telephony newcomer Lynk Global and SpaceX’s Starlink service to provide the coverage. 

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