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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.

A first look at the Maritime Launch Services launch control centre and area for Spaceport Nova Scotia

A map of the surrounding area in the Canso area of MLS facilities. Credit: Maritime Launch Services.

On Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Halifax International Security Forum Maritime Launch Services announced its first launch customer and unveiled the preliminary design of its Launch Control Centre. The following day SpaceQ was offered the opportunity to fly over the area. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. …

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Maritime Launch Services Nova Scotia spaceport development ramps up

MLS representatives, Ukrainian Head of State Space Agency Volodymyr Taftai, and Canadian government officials including ISED Minister Champagne

At the high-profile Halifax International Security Forum, Maritime Launch Services announced Nanoracks will be its first customer with a launch planned in 2023. The company also showcased its preliminary design for its Launch Control Centre. Notably, the company also received both federal and provincial government endorsement including from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne.

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Sasha Jacob on investing, chairing Maritime Launch Services

Artist illustration: MLS launch from the Nova Scotia spaceport

Why did long time investment banker Sasha Jacob, with no experience in the space sector, choose to invest in infrastructure startup Maritime Launch Services? The answer in part lies in what he learned as “the first investment banker in Canada in renewable energy.” I recently had the opportunity to talk in some detail with Jacob about his involvement in Maritime Launch Services (MLS). It’s a …

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