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.

First Carbon Dioxide Commercial Satellite by GHGSat set to Launch this Year

GHGSat satellites

Montreal-based GHGSat plans to launch the world's commercial satellite focused on carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring later this year; launch provider and timing will be announced in the coming months. 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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Green Comet to Make Closest Approach this Week

Discovered early last year, Comet ZTF may become visible to the unaided eye. Credit: Jose Francisco Hernández/NASA APOD.

A green visitor is going to make its closest approach to Earth this week. Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is visible in binoculars or a telescope from Canada and depending on what happens in the coming days, it may enter naked-eye visibility. Comets are notoriously difficult to predict, however, as luminosity (inherent brightness) depends on factors such as how much gas and dust streams off their surfaces, …

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Top Canadian Space Stories of 2022

The Moon appears smaller from Orion’s perspective on flight day 22 as the Artemis I spacecraft continues distancing itself from our lunar neighbor, over 125,000 miles away in this image.

Canadian space delivered a lot of high-profile missions this year, from low Earth orbit all the way to the Moon and even a Lagrange Point. Despite a decline in spending, the Canadian Space Agency financed Moon and Earth observation plans – and the Canadian military opened its own Space Force.

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Celestial Growth Creates First Canadian Space Technology Focused Capital Pool Company

celestial growth

Canadian company Celestial Growth made its public debut today (Dec. 22), listing on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) as a new pathway for Canadian companies to seek funding as they grow. 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 Instrument Set to Launch on Important Earth Observation Satellite SWOT

Artist illustration of Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) spacecraft.

A Canadian division of a U.S. company is playing a keystone role in a NASA-French led satellite mission. California-based Communications & Power Industries Inc. (CPI), which has an office in Georgetown, Ont., supplied a crucial part of the wide-swath radar instrument that will fly aboard the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite slated for launch early on Friday (Dec. 16). This page is for …

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