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.

New Canadian Space Agency President makes unexpected visit (Part 1)

Canadian Space Agency fall update with surprise visit by President Lisa Campbell

A week into her new job as President of the Canadian Space Agency, Lisa Campbell made an unexpected visit on a webinar hosted by SatCan which provided a fall update from the Agency. While her virtual visit was short, the "Autumn" update from Canada's space agency was lengthy and informative. Here's what you missed. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. …

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Time is running out as NASA pushes to get Artemis Moon funding

NASA Lunar Exploration Program Overview

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is making yet another appeal to Congress tomorrow to secure the necessary funding for the Artemis program in its fiscal year 2021 budget. Without the funding in place by end of March 2021, Bridenstine says it will will be difficult to meet the timeline of 2024 to land American astronauts on the Moon. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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Arianespace to resume OneWeb constellation flights

OneWeb launch of 34 satellites on a Soyuz February 6, 2020

Arianespace announced this morning it was resuming launch operations for the deployment of the OneWeb constellation. That constellation has 74 satellites in orbit to date. In a Tweet, OneWeb also reiterated its plan on to deliver commercial services to several markets including Canada. 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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Thirty Meter Telescope construction could be delayed until 2023

The Thirty Meter Telecope

This past weekend the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Advisory Committee (CATAC) updated its members on the status of the project. The news is not good as construction on the oft delayed project might now not start until 2023. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. …

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Canadian Space Agency restructures to meet future growth of the space program

Canadian Space Agency

Little known outside the confines of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), are changes which came into effect on August 31st to the top level organizational structure of Canada's space agency. Those changes are designed to meet the needs of key programs and the growing importance within government of the space program. SpaceQ has obtained the new organizational …

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9 additional space agencies support international lunar and Mars exploration efforts

ntuitive Machines robotic Moon lander is part of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services

The International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) has released a supplement to its Global Exploration Roadmap (GER) focused on updates to the Lunar Surface Exploration scenario. In the update, ISECG confirmed that its membership has swelled to 24 space agencies from 15. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. …

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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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