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.

GHGSat wins Innovative Solutions Canada’s Testing Stream contract

GHGSat-C1 known as Iris.

GHGSat has won a $557k contract from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) as part of the Innovative Solutions Canada’s Testing Stream for their Satellite Wide-Area Surveillance of Greenhouse Gas Emissions technology. 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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Ukraine makes push for Canadian spaceport

From left to right: Yuri Petrovskiy, Deputy Minister of Strategic Industries for European Integration, Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Uruskyi, an interpreter, and Vladimir Taftai, administrator of the State Space Agency

SpaceQ has learned that senior Ukrainian officials are heading to Canada in November including a stop in Halifax and Guysborough County where Maritime Launch Services (MLS) is proposing to build a spaceport. Among the officials coming is Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Uruskyi, State Space Agency of Ukraine Administrator Vladimir Taftai, and likely Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

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Kepler secures Aether contract with ESA

Kepler Communications artist illustration of one of their satellites

Kepler announced today it had received a contract from the European Space Agency from their Satellite telemetry and control using space IoT networks for small satellites announcement of opportunity. The contract will use Kepler’s new Aether service.

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