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.

Is this the lunar lander Canadian astronauts will use on the Moon?

Blue Origin-Led National Team  Human Landing System

The Blue Origin led "National Team," a catchy marketing gimmick by the way, has delivered a lunar lander engineering mockup to NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. It is one of three companies vying for the opportunity to eventually send humans back to the Moon, including someday Canadians. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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Kepler LEO constellation satellites set to launch

Kepler TARS satellite

Kepler Communications last demonstration satellite, TARS, is now scheduled to launch on August 31 on an Arianespace Vega launcher. That launch has been delayed almost a year. The first delay was the failure of the preceding Vega mission which necessitated a launch failure investigation. Then came the pandemic, and finally weather delays. Now, even as Kepler breathes a sigh of relief as TARS is finally …

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Satellite emission monitoring companies look to the long term as US rolls back methane leak limits

GHGSat Claire satellite data

Under the guise of cutting "burdensome and ineffective regulations" as mandated by President Trump and his administration, the US Environmental Protection Agency last week scrapped rules that had oil and gas companies monitoring methane leaks. SpaceQ queried GHGSat and Bluefield, two companies that measure emissions, for their take. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, …

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MDA and UrtheCast led projects get funding from the Digital Technology Supercluster

The Digital Technology Superclusters funds the Protecting our Oceans and Satellite-based Environmental Analytics projects

The Digital Technology Supercluster is moving forward with two partner projects led respectively by MDA and UrtheCast. MDA is leading the Protecting Our Oceans project while UrtheCast is leading the Satellite-Based Environmental Analytics project. Both projects look to innovate digital solutions to address challenges created by climate change. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, …

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Creative Destruction Lab space stream graduates four Canadian startups

Edgehog technologies has developed dio-inspired, nanotextured, anti-reflection glass for high performance solar panels and is a graduate of the CDL space stream

The second year of the Creative Destruction Lab's (CDL) space stream concluded with a virtual graduation of 12 companies of the original 26 that were selected. Four Canadian companies graduated while a fifth didn't. That fifth company did manage to rebound and tell us their story. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and …

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Are Telesat and the Canadian Government nearing an agreement on Telesat LEO?

Telesat Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation

On July 23, 2019 the Canadian government and Telesat signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with respect to the government securing access to the Telesat LEO satellite constellation that was valid for one year. That MOU has since lapsed and SpaceQ has inquired with both Telesat and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has to the current status of negotiations. This page is for …

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