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.

Lunar Power Company STELLS Emerges From Stealth

STELLS Mobile Power Rover

After a year and a half of quiet research and development, Toronto-based STELLS has just emerged from stealth. They’re promising to resolve a potentially major problem with operations on the Moon in the years ahead: powering equipment (especially rovers) in the shadow of lunar craters.

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C-COM to Open Phased Array Antenna R&D Centre at University of Waterloo Ahead of Commercial Development

Concept: Connected Cars with Phased Array Antennas

C-COM Satellite Systems is opening a new R&D facility for its phased array antenna development, according to a release issued last week. The facility will be located on the campus of the University of Waterloo, and will be opening in January of 2023. C-COM CEO Leslie Klein provided some updates on the status of the development of their Phased Array Antenna technology. This page is …

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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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