Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and Executive Vice President, Content of SpaceNews. Boucher has 25+ 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.

Canada: 50 Years in Space

2012 marks Canada’s 50th year in space. It was September 29th, 1962 that Canada became the third country in the world to develop its own satellite and see it launched. In the 50 years since Canada has become a major contributor in space. Several events will highlight this anniversary. The first to is an exhibit which just opened at Canada’s Embassy in Washington.

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Russian Soyuz Launches with COM DEV exactView-1 Satellite

A Russian Soyuz-FG vehicle launched early Sunday morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with five satellites onboard including COM DEV’s ExactView-1 as a secondary payload. Other satellites included the primary payloads of the Russian satellite KANOPUS-V1 (Canopus-B) and Belarusian BKA satellite and other secondary payloads MKA-PN1 from Russia and German TET-1.

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Canadarm Heads Home but How Many Canadians Will See It?

A year after the last Shuttle flight an iconic piece of Canadian hardware, the Canadarm from the orbiter Endeavour, has left the Kennedy Space Center and is on its way to the MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) Brampton facility to be “sanitized and refurbished”. Once that is complete, the Canadarm will go on display at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) headquarters in St. Hubert, …

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Canadian Nanosatellite Workshop Report Released

CASI ASTRO 2012 Nanosatellite workshop final report

The final report form the First Canadian Nanosatellite Workshop recently held on April 23 in Quebec City has been released. Organized in conjunction with the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) ASTRO 2012 Conference the workshop was a result of a previous Canadian Space Agency workshop in 2010 which recommended the establishment of an annual Canadian forum on nanosatellite activities.

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MDA Acquires Space Systems Loral in Blockbuster Deal (Updated)

In what can only be described as a blockbuster deal, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (MDA) announced late today that it has acquired a larger company in Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). The announcement comes a day before the MDA’s scheduled investor call and a day after they had announced a significant deal to provide the communications payload for the AMOS-6 Satellite.

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Canada's Dextre Lends a 'hand' for ISS Robotic Refueling Mission

NASA Public Affairs Office Dan Huot interviews Jill McGuire, the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) Project Manager at Goddard Space Flight Center, about the current RRM operations taking place outside the International Space Station. The mission uses key Canadian technology in the form of the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator or Dextre which is part of the Mobile Servicing System Canada contributed to the International Space Station …

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