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Elizabeth Howell

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.

Commercial spaceports to see growing activity this decade

MLS artist rendering of the vertical launch area

While 2020 was a challenging year for spaceports around the world, commercial and government activity remains a great opportunity for these space-faring locations – although certain risks must be mitigated, a set of new reports says. 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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Team Canada approach employed for building Canadarm3

Lunar Gateway and Canadarm3

More than 400 representatives attended a recent Canadarm3 industry day in January to discuss the once-in-a-generation opportunity the new robotic arm will bring to our country. 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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The Webb space telescope, Hubble’s successor, awes the global science community

The NASA James Webb Space Telescope

The next generational space telescope may finally take flight in 2021. If all goes to plan, the long-anticipated and long-delayed Webb Space Telescope is set to go aloft on Oct. 31, 2021 to start a long journey to a Lagrange point, a gravitationally stable orbit in space around the sun. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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The Canadian Space Agency and NASA partner to let Canadians create food for deep space missions

Deep Space Food Challenge

Canada's push to the Moon as part of the Artemis program now includes a drive to create better options for space food. The result of the newly announced Deep Space Food Challenge – the first NASA/CSA Centennial Challenge, with other partners – is targeted to help astronauts and people living in challenging food environments on Earth, such as Canada's north. This page is for subscribers …

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Using AI in Earth observation requires rapid work and an ethical approach

artificial intelligence abstract

Speakers at the AIxSPACE online artificial intelligence (AI) conference Tuesday (Jan. 19) pointed to the need to consider rapid access for users, along with ethical discussions, when using AI and machine learning for Earth observation (EO). 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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The powers and perils of machine learning in space

AIxSpace panel discussions - Artificial Intelligence pushing the boundaries of space exploration

Canadian business and government leaders are calling for more investment in artificial intelligence projects to prepare our country for the next revolution in space exploration. 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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Top 10 Canadian space science stories of 2020

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection

Canada was all over the solar system – and even peering beyond its borders – in 2020. Canadian technology helped a spacecraft touch down on a comet, and was named to hunt for exoplanets on a future NASA telescope. Canadian researchers were also busy with space science studies, and companies continued to win contracts amid a tough economic environment due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. …

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