Elizabeth Howell

Is SpaceQ's Associate Editor as well as a business and science reporter, researcher and consultant. She recently received her Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota and is communications Instructor instructor at Algonquin College.

How satellite information flows to Canadian decision-makers in case of wildfires and other disasters

How we monitor wildfires and natural disasters is about to change

With the intensity of natural disasters and severe weather accelerating amid global warming, governments – including Canada – are working to speed up the satellite information flow as best as possible to the people on the ground – sometimes, literally, the wildfire firefighters holding the hose against the flames.  This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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The SuperBIT balloon telescope could help replace Hubble’s observations

Can the The SuperBIT Balloon Telescope replace some of the Hubble Space Telescopes observations? The answer apparently is yes

While the Hubble Space Telescope is back to full science operations after a computer glitch sidelined it for weeks, the pioneering 31-year-old observatory won't last forever in space. Most of the attention about "successors" falls on the $8 billion USD ($10 billion CAD) NASA James Webb Space Telescope, which may launch this year with Canadian technology to a Lagrange point. But cheaper alternatives are emerging, …

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The solar systems icy moons with Ingrid Daubar

Artist's rendering of NASA's Europa mission spacecraft

In this episode of the Space Economy podcast we discuss the icy moons of the solar system including their potential for future In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU). This is the seventh of ten episodes in our special series Doing Business in the Solar System hosted by Elizabeth Howell.

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Mars Exploration with Chris Herd

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its Left Mastcam-Z camera. Mastcam-Z is a pair of cameras located high on the rover's mast

In this episode of the Space Economy podcast we discuss Mars and the Perseverance rover, its helicopter, a future sample return mission and touches on In-Situ Resource Utilization. This is the sixth of ten episodes in our special series Doing Business in the Solar System hosted by Elizabeth Howell.

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Space Concordia to apply for a FAA launch license on the road to US$1M rocketry competition grand prize

Space Concordia hot fire engine test

When the novel coronavirus pandemic descended last March, students at Concordia University at first couldn't access the rocket they had been diligently working on for two years. 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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Abundant asteroids as a resource

OSIRIS-REx - Asteroid Bennu sample site finalists.

In this episode of the Space Economy podcast we discuss asteroids as a resource with Dr. Dante Lauretta. This is the fourth of ten episodes in our special series Doing Business in the Solar System hosted by Elizabeth Howell.

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OneWeb sees Eutelsat investment and Canadian service by year end

Satellites arrive at Ignatyevo Airport, Amur Oblast, Russia for the 7th OneWeb launch scheduled for May 27, 2021

After a turbulent year for OneWeb, the company is regularly launching batches of satellites to build out its promised constellation, which is expected to provide more service to northern Canada as soon as this year. 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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Swarm Technologies faces down FCC dispute amid continued growth

LeoLabs tracking Swarm Technologies satellites

California-based Swarm Technologies is bringing remote connectivity to companies around the world, with a Canadian co-leading the satellite startup as it pushes forward growth amid a global pandemic. 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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