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 Space Shuttle Retirement and the Avro Analogy

Last Thursday NASA held a series of media briefings for the upcoming launch on November 1st of the Space Shuttle Discovery, its 39th and final flight. After this launch there is only one scheduled launch left, tentatively set for late February. There may be an additional flight in June or next fall but not all of the funding has been appropriated. As the Shuttle program …

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An Overview of the Canadian Space Agency Exploration Core Program

Jean-Claude Piedboeuf of the CSA provides an Exploration Core Program as of 2010

At the recent 61st International Astronautical Congress in Prague, Jean-Claude Piedboeuf, Head of Exploration Planning at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), provided an overview of Canada’s preparatory exploration activities. While Canada has been involved in exploration activities for 25 years with its contributions in robotics, science and astronaut core, it wasn’t until 2007 that the CSA created the Exploration Core Program to unify the activities …

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National Space Awareness Workshop 2010

This biennial event, hosted by the Canadian Alumni of the International Space University (CAISU), aims at promoting space awareness among students, young professionals, and the community in general. This year, participants at NSAW will be immersed in a dynamic and interdisciplinary setting focused on the theme: “ISS to Commercialization: Canada’s Future Space Contributions”.

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Canadian Space Agency Awards Mars Rover Contract to MDA

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) was awarded a $6 million (CAD) contract today by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to develop a terrestrial prototype of a science rover for Mars exploration. The Mars Exploration Science Rover (MESR) prototype is part of the CSA Exploration Surface Mobility (ESM) program.

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Northern Lights for all as AuroraMAX Goes Live

If you’re lucky enough to live in an area that sees the Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis, then you know how magically it can be to see the dance of light in the night sky. For those who don’t get to see the Northern Lights the Canadian Space Agency and its partners now brings you the light show live to your computer through the …

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Canadian Space Summit November 19-21

The Canadian Space Society announced the Call for Papers for the upcoming Canadian Space Summit. The summit is an annual conference that brings together all elements of the Canadian space industry. The annual meeting is being held between November 19th through the 21st at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa. In addition to displays, booths, and activities, the centerpiece of the Summit are two days …

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Canadian Space Commerce Association Bi-Monthly Meeting

The next Canadian Space Commerce Association meeting is Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at the law office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, 199 Bay Street, Suite 2800, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON M5L 1A9 (a map to the office can be found at: http://www.blakes.com/english/toronto.html).

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Canadian Space Society ads Major Corporate Sponsor

Just in time for its annual Canadian Space Summit the Canadian Space Society has added software Industry heavyweight Analytical Graphics, Inc (AGI) as a major corporate sponsor to the ranks of its contributors. AGI provides software for timely and cost-effective development of advanced space, defense and intelligence applications.

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