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 LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

The James Webb Space Telescope launches on its historic journey

Loft-off of the Ariane 5 rocket with the James Webb Space Telescope

At 7:20 a.m. EST (12:20 UTC) the powerful Ariane 5 rocket lifted off from its tropical launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana with the James Webb Space Telescope safely nestled within its fairing. It takes with it the hopes of thousands of people from 14 countries who contributed to this mission, a mission designed to expand our knowledge of the universe.

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CASTOR telescope concept update

CASTOR space telescope

The Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) has provided an update on the CASTOR telescope concept, a major telescope project the Canadian astronomy community had identified in its decadal report.

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Podcast – The history of the James Webb Space Telescope

At Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, the finishing touches to the Ariane 5 fairing for the James Webb Space Telescope include the application of NASA, ESA and Canadian Space Agency logos and Webb insignia

In this episode of the Space Economy podcast, we have a special feature. This Friday, December 24th the James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to launch. Today’s podcast is a Future in Space Operations presentation from Dec. 15 with Robert Smith of the University of Alberta who discusses The Making of Megascience: The History of the James Webb Space Telescope.

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ISED Minister Champagne’s mandate letter is broad in scope

ISED Minister François-Philippe Champagne speaks at the recent Maritime Launch Services event in Halifax

The Prime Minister's Office finally released the mandate letters for cabinet ministers, including that of ISED Minister François-Philippe Champagne. Minister Champagne's mandate letter is long and broad in scope. And while it does not directly mention the space sector, there are several items which encompass the space community. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, …

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Luxembourg invests $10 million Euro in NorthStar

Artis illustration of NorthStar Space Situational Awareness satellites monitoring space

The Luxembourg Future Fund (LFF) announced today that it will make a €10 million (CAD$14.5 million) investment in NorthStar Earth & Space in support of sustainable space activities. 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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