Marc Boucher

Marc Boucher
Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive Inc. Boucher has 20 years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 28 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

New reports outlines defense options against satellite counterspace weapons

Radio frequency mapping of the Galapagos Islands in 2020.

How safe are your satellite from counterspace weapons? It's a question being asked more often, not just by government defense departments, but also by commercial players as new constellations are launched. 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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VC Steve Jurvetson and Astra’s Chris Kemp offer contrasting views on the small satellite launch market

Astra rocket first stage

At the recent virtual SmallSat Symposium two keynotes offered different perspectives on the small satellite launch services market. The first keynote was by Future Ventures partner Steve Jurvetson and the second keynote was by Chris Kemp, CEO of Astra, the small satellite launch services startup. There's some common ground between the two, but their views on who should serve the small satellite launch services market …

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MDA garners government Dark Vessel Detection contract adding to a very busy month of news

The new MDA brand and vision

If the start of 2021 is any indication of how the new Canadian owned MDA is going to fare, then when the company does go public, possibly this summer according to the Globe and Mail, then the pitch to institutional investors might go pretty smoothly. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. …

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Canada’s students, young workforce offered generational opportunity to help guide its future space exploration activities

Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is currently consulting with the public on its future space exploration activities. For those ‘in the business’, this is yet another consultation process, one of many they’ve experienced. For students and the younger workforce, this could be a generational opportunity to effect policy, and they shouldn’t miss the opportunity.

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Telesat, MDA secure $400 million investment from the Government of Québec, will invest $1.8 billion in the province

Government of Québec announces investment in Telesat's lightspeed

As NASA's Perseverance rover was preparing for its successful descent and landing on Mars, another successful event was happening in Québec, the announcement that $1.8 billion would be invested into the province by Telesat, MDA and the Government of Québec for Telesat's Lightspeed telecommunication satellite constellation. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and …

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NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars

NASA Perseverance rover sends back its first picture

Watching NASA’s Perseverance rover mission control you could feel the tension through the screen as the rover entered the 7 minutes of terror landing phase. Once again though, as was the case for NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover in 2012, Perseverance nailed the landing and sent back its first picture after landing at 3:55 p.m. EST.

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U.S. perception of China’s commercial space sector

Lost Without Translation - Identifying Gaps in U.S. Perceptions of the Chinese Commercial Space Sector

In November of last year SpaceQ began a new feature on China's space economy with the first part of a two part podcast. Part of the goal of our coverage is to discern the differences between the Chinese commercial space sector compared to its western counterparts. Today, a new paper by the Secure World Foundation and the Caelus Foundation discusses U.S. perceptions on this topic …

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DND issues IDEaS Classified Stream RFI and includes space sensor payloads

DND Infographic - IDEaS Building Defence Capability

The Department of National Defence Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program has issued a new Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI) for a Classified Stream that includes seven domains under consideration including space sensor payloads. 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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