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.

Newly Focused EarthDaily Gets SAR Contract, Constellation Still Planned for 2024

UrtheCast is born again as EarthDaily Analytics

Vancouver-based space software and analytics company EarthDaily Analytics has been awarded a contract from the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) Space Technology Development Program(STDP) of up to $750,000 in order to create data analytics tools. 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 Companies Have Limited Exposure to SVB Crisis

Silicon Valley Bank

The crisis at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) in early March appears to have abated, but questions remain about how badly exposed space startups are to potentially unstable financial institutions, including Canadian space firms. 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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CDL Space Stream Meets in Paris, Will Expand to Oxford

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

The Creative Destruction Lab's (CDL) newly globalized Space Stream has now officially started meeting outside North America, having just concluded a two-day session in Paris at the HEC Paris business school. It’s also been confirmed that they’ll be expanding to Oxford next fall, with CDL founder Ajay Agrawal commenting on HEC’s students and the Oxford expansion. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? …

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Terra Motion Opens Canadian Business

Credit: Terra Motion Canada.

Terra Motion Limited -- the UK company that processes satellite data to detect land subsidence measurements in remote areas and identifies carbon potential from peatlands from space – has come to Canada. In October 2022, Terra Motion partnered with Space Strategies Consulting Limited, a provider of space operational solutions, to open Terra Motion Canada. The firm is located in Kanata, the high tech suburb west …

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Canadarm2 Plays a Role in Investigating Mystery Leak of Two Russian Spacecraft Attached to the ISS

Image of hole on the Soyuz 22. Credit: Roscosmos.

Canada is playing a small but critical role in understanding a problem on the International Space Station (ISS). The Canadarm2 has been used to take photos of the mysterious leaks on the Soyuz 22 and Progress 82 spacecraft, helping Roscosmos and others to understand and explain what happened. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, …

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Canadian Student Rocket Challenge Sees Significant Growth for 2023

The first experimental amateur launch license was issued for the Launch Canada Challenge

Canadian student rocketry organization Launch Canada took a big step in 2022 with their inaugural Launch Canada Challenge which let student rocketry clubs compete for a variety of different launch-related challenges. In an interview with SpaceQ, Launch Canada president Adam Trumpour offered some thoughts on last years event, and where they’re planning to take it this year.

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