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 to build new satellites with US$30 million Series B funding

GHGSat satellites

It took over a year for GHGSat to finally get its second satellite GHGSat-C1 launched on September 2nd. Now, with that success behind them, and with its third satellite scheduled to launch in December, GHGSat has new funding that will allow it fo build three more satellites and an emissions sensor to be used on aircraft. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? …

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New US cybersecurity space policy goes further than Canadian policy

President Trump signs Space Policy Directive - 3 on space traffic management.

At first glance the new US Space Policy Directive 5, Cybersecurity Principles for Space System, released last Friday seems innocuous enough with common sense principles. However, there may be issues with the supply chain portions of the policy. 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 is on a better footing as Sylvain Laporte leaves

CSA President Sylvain Laporte and His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Chairman of @uaespaceagency, signed a Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Cooperation in the Exploration and Peaceful Use of Space. Also in the picture are His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, top right and ISED Minister Navdeep Bains.

Today is not only Sylvain Laporte's last day as President of the Canadian Space Agency, it's his last day working for government. He's worked in service to Canada for nearly three decades, including the military. And while he's retiring from government today and doing "retirement kind of things," he's not done working yet. First he'll take some time off and then evaluate what opportunities might …

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The space community mourns the passing of Martin Hébert

Martin Hébert, Director, Strategic Integration, Canadian Space Agency

Several people wrote to SpaceQ to report on the sudden passing of Martin Hébert, a long time well liked and respected employee of the Canadian Space Agency. Mr. Hébert rose through the ranks to become Director, Space Technology and Science Development, and more recently, Director, Strategic Integration.

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Trio of Canadian satellites launched on the Arianespace Vega 16 mission

Arianespace Vega 16 mission launch on September 2, 2020.

An Arianespace Vega launch vehicle with 53 satellites including three from Canada launched late this evening from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. The launch had been delayed over a year as a result of the failed launch of the preceding Vega VV15 mission in July of 2019, then the pandemic, and finally the weather. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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Stratodynamics to offer larger payloads to the stratosphere

Stratodynamics HiDRON in flight.

Stratodynamics Aviation Inc. was awarded $247K in funding from the Canadian Space Agency for further research in suborbital aerodynamics and remote sensing from its HiDRON glider. A company spokesperson told SpaceQ the glider concept is part of a larger long term plan to evolve the HiDRON into a suborbital space plane which could one day be used on Mars. This page is for subscribers only. …

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