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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.

Telesat’s DARPA Blackjack contract could be significant

DARPA’s Blackjack program artist illustration of global high-speed network in low Earth orbit (LEO)

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has once again partnered with Telesat's subsidiary, Telesat U.S. Services, as part of its Blackjack program. DARPA is part of a large group of organizations looking to see what capabilities Telesat's low Earth orbit (LEO) constellation and LEO technologies might offer them. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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MDA wins $5.4 million contract for space station centrifuge

MicroPREP, a Canadian lab-on-a-chip technology being developed by MDA and Starfish Medical

MDA has teamed up with StarFish Medical to design and develop a centrifuge to be used with the MicroPREP lab-on-a-chip for use on the International Space Station. The $5.4 million contract is a result of a collaboration between the Canadian Space Agency and the National Research Council of Canada that began in 2014. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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exactEarth gets Canadian government space-based AIS contract

exactEarth AIS data

exactEarth has received a contract from the Canadian Space Agency for space-based AIS data services of Canadian and global maritime traffic. The contract is initially valued at $498,000, though with extensions could climb to a maximum funding of $3 million over three years. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent …

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Canada signs US Artemis Accords but international divisions persist

Canadian Space Agency President Lisa Campbell signs the US Artemis Accords

At this years unique CyberSpace edition of the International Astronautical Congress, Canada and six other nations signed the US Artemis Accords. However, it is notable as to who didn't. 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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C6 Launch Systems signs agreement to use Spaceport America

C6 Launch Services

Without a Canadian spaceport, and no Technology Safeguards Agreement with the US, C6 Launch Systems is heading south of the border to perform a variety of tests for its rocket. 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 Space Economy Podcast

The Space Economy and the International Space Station

Today we’re launching season 4 of our flagship podcast. And what a season have we got planned for you. To start, each episode will centre around the space economy. So naturally we’re changing the name of the podcast to The Space Economy.

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MDA unveils new brand and organizational business units

MDA

With the title "A new day at MDA. A new brand. A bold outlook," MDA's press release announcing its new brand and vision is meant to take the company into the future. That future includes the company going public, perhaps as early as next spring, offering its private backers what they hope will be a good return on their investment. That return on investment will …

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Initial data from GHGSat-C1 satellite positive

First results from GHGSat-C1 satellite indicates performance 5 times better than its predecessor

As GHGSat commissions it's recently launched satellite GHGSat-C1 (Iris), early results from a controlled release of a site in Alberta "indicates performance 5 times better than its predecessor" according to the company. 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 International Astronautical Congress and the Space Economy

Interior of a planetarium theatre

The International Astronautical Congress CyberSpace edition begins this Saturday with the NextGen Summit and runs through Wednesday. Highlights include the Heads of Space Agencies plenary event, the State and Response of the Global Space Sector during COVID-19, Unleashing the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) into Space and much more. As well, there will be a Canadian webinar moderated by myself, and …

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Canada needs to be more self-reliant with Earth Observation strategy

This is a Mosaic of Canada which is made from 121 images captured by Canadian satellite RADARSAT-2.

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) held whole-of-government webinar today to discuss Canada's Space-Based Earth Observation (SBEO) strategy. The whole-of-government approach which includes participation by 16 departments, a record for any Canadian space endeavour, is meant to learn from past programs and better position Canada with an eye towards future government needs, while creating commercial opportunities for industry. The balance between government needs and industry wants, …

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