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James Careless

James Careless is an award-winning satellite communications writer. He has covered the industry since the 1990s.

U.S. Lunar Strategy Addresses The Details of Humanity Settling the Moon

National Cislunar Science and Technology (S&T) Strategy. Credit White House OSTP.

If the National Cislunar Science and Technology Strategy (the Cislunar Strategy) released by the White House on November 17, 2022 actually becomes long-term U.S. policy, it could be the first truly historic document guiding human settlement of the Moon and beyond. That’s how ambitious and far-reaching the Cislunar Strategy is in its vision of organizing the region of space in the Earth-Moon system beyond geosynchronous …

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Commercial Sector Taking the Lead in Western Space Technology

Panel discussion 'From LEO To Lunar – The New Commercial Destinations." space technology

OTTAWA - The age of the US government and other ‘western’ administrations leading the development of space technology is over, and the age of commercial players taking the lead has begun. 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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Earth Observation Satellite Market About to Boom

Space-based Earth Observation

OTTAWA - The Earth observation satellite services market is about to boom, but more needs to be done to help Canadian companies get a share of this prosperity. That was the takeaway from the Space Bound 2022 conference session, “Industry Perspectives On The Critical Role And Growing Market For Earth Observation.” The conference was hosted by Space Canada October17-19, 2022 at Ottawa’s Bayview Yards. This …

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Space is the Next Military Theatre

File photo: Artist rendering of the Department of National Defence Sapphire satellite used for Space-Based Surveillance

OTTAWA - Forget the notion of space being off-limits to human conflict. According to three defence experts who spoke at the Space Bound 2022 conference, space is the next military theatre — and Canada and its allies need to prepare their satellites, spacecraft, and ground stations to deal with this harsh reality. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space …

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Opportunities Abound for Canadian Space Industry, Says Industry Expert

Canada's Space Economy: Light The Lamp

OTTAWA - The global space economy is booming and opportunities abound for the Canadian space industry – but government support is vital to realizing this potential. That was the message delivered by Euroconsult Canada Managing Director Nathan de Ruiter to the Space Bound 2022 conference, hosted by Space Canada at Ottawa’s Bayview Yards building. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. …

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NASA Bets on CubeRover to Survive Frigid Cold Lunar Nights

CubeRover

NASA is counting on Astrobotic’s CubeRover’s batteries and electronics to survive the frigid lunar night, where temperatures can plummet as low as – 200 C. 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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Canada Gets Its Own ‘Space Force’

Signing the 3 Canadian Space Division into existence

Following similar moves by the United States, Britain, and Australia, Canada now has its own 'Space Force.’ Specifically, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) established 3 Canadian Space Division (3 CSD) on July 22, 2022, which has evolved out of the RCAF’s Director General Space (DG Space) organization. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, …

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DND’s Gray Jay satellites on track for Q4 2023 launch

Illustration of the DND Gray Jay satellite

If all goes to plan, the Department of National Defence’s (DND) trio of ‘Gray Jay’ microsatellites will be launched into Low Earth orbit in the fourth quarter of 2023. 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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