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.

Trudeau unveils new Cabinet minus stalwart Marc Garneau

The new Liberal government cabinet

Prime Minister Trudeau unveiled his post-election cabinet yesterday with major changes including the exclusion of veteran politician Marc Garneau who had served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Transport Minister. Of course most readers of this publication will remember him for being the first Canadian astronaut in space and the president of the Canadian Space Agency. As for the space file, continuity in key posts …

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DRDC issues RFI for a Next-Generation Digital High-Resolution Space-Based Radar demonstrator

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image of Victoria, Canada

Needing to add more Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capability beyond the data the Department of National Defence (DND) gets from the RADARSAT Constellation Mission and RADARSAT-2, and as a precursor to adding new SAR capability, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is planning to develop a prototype demonstrator satellite. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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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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