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 selects ABB to build satellite sensor payloads

GHGSat satellites

Just weeks after announcing their US$30 million Series B funding, GHGSat is moving quickly to get its next greenhouse gas emission detection satellites built. Today the company announced it had selected ABB as a supplier. 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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The Canadian Space Agency awards 8 contracts for studies of future Earth Observation systems

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission satellites were recently installed on their dispenser and inserted into the rocket fairing at SpaceX facilities in Vandenberg Air Force Base

The Canadian Space Agency today announced eight contracts worth over $4 million for studies that will explore possible future Canadians Earth Observation systems. The contracts stem from the Option Analysis Studies for Earth Observation for Service Continuity request for proposals which was issues this past January. The CSA will evaluate the studies to determine what path to take when it needs to replace the RADARSAT …

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Picterra and SkyWatch partner for AI and Machine Learning Earth Observation Change Detection

Radarsat-2 Amplitude Based Change Detection Map Shows Flooding From Hurricane Michael

SkyWatch, who develop Earth Observation (EO) software that connects satellite data operators and application developers, is always looking for ways to fulfill its mission of making EO data more accessible and cheaper. Today they announced a new partnership with Picterra who offer a machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) software-as-a-service geospatial platform. In an interview with SpaceQ, SkyWatch CEO James Slifierz discusses the new …

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NASA invites Canadian participation in proposed environmental missions

Aerosol, Cloud, Convection and Precipitation (ACCP) proposed mission

Earlier this year it was made public that Canada had been invited to participate in the NASA led Aerosol, Cloud, Convection and Precipitation (ACCP) proposed missions. Today, the Canadian Space Agency released a request for proposals for three possible instrument contributions. This type of mission fits in very well the climate action agenda of the Liberal government. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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The First Terranaut Wernher von Braun

Dr. Wernher von Braun, director of Marshall Space Flight Center

In the first season of the Terranauts podcast host Iain Christie mixed interviews with narrated episodes of his Terranauts Guide to Leaving the Planet. This week, in episode two of season two, and following the interview Colleen Merchant in the first episode, Iain starts a new track in the Terranauts Guide to Leaving the Planet, narrating the fascinating history of the first Terranauts starting with …

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Telesat signs Indian partner Nelco for LEO constellation

Telesat Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation

Nelco, an Indian satcom provider and a subsidiary of the Tata Group, announced earlier today it had signed an agreement with Telesat to be a partner on its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation. 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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First satellites of Kepler’s constellation launched

Soyuz launch of the three Gonets M satellites, Kepler Communications Kepler-4 and Kepler-5 satellites and 17 other small satellites.

This morning at 7:20 am EDT, a Russian Soyuz rocket launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northeastern Russia. On-board were three Russian Gonets M telecommunication satellites as the primary payload, along with 19 small satellites as the secondary payload, including the first two Generation One (Gen1) satellites for Kepler Communications Low Earth Orbit Internet of Things (IoT) constellation. This page is for subscribers only. Already …

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Western University and the Milo Institute sign MOU for deep space missions

Virtual announcement between the MILO Institute and Western University

During a virtual event Thursday, London, Ontario based Western University and the Phoenix, Arizona based MILO Institute signed a memorandum of understanding to develop low-cost deep space missions starting with a CubeSat. 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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