Marc Boucher

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 Inc. Boucher has 20 years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 28 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

Opinion: Towards a History of the Canadian Space Program

Sam Ayre and Harry Kowalik working on the Alouette 1 mockup spacecraft.

The year 2017 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the space age and no doubt the major spacefaring countries of the world will mark this occasion, but it is unlikely that Canada will be among them. For some strange reason, despite its direct involvement in the exploration and exploitation of outer space since the very dawn of the space age, Ottawa seems to have forgotten how …

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The Canadian Space Agency Opens Space to Spoon Exhibit in Moncton

Space to Spoon exhibit tour in Moncton on Facebook Live

In an effort to educate the public on how satellite data is used by farmers to help the “development of sustainable agriculture practices and what impact they have on the food we eat,” the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation opened up the Space to Spoon exhibit in Moncton today.

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ISED Begins Consultation on the Licensing Framework for Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit (NGSO) Systems [Updated]

Today the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) posted notice that it is beginning a consultation process on the Licensing Framework for Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit (NGSO) Systems and clarification of application procedures for all satellite licence applications. After the consultation, which has no set time frame, ISED will release updated documents for the Policy Framework for Fixed-Satellite Service (FSS) and Broadcasting-Satellite Service (BSS) and Licensing of Space Stations.

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MDA to Acquire DigitalGlobe Strengthening its U.S. Position

WorldView-4’s first public image, taken on November 26, features the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, Tokyo. The site hosted events during the 1964 Olympic Games and will again host international competition when the games return to Tokyo in 2020

It turns out the acquisition of Space Systems Loral (SSL) in 2012 was just the opening act in MDA’s U.S. strategy. Today the company announced that it was acquiring DigitalGlobe for $3.1 billion (US$2.4 billion) in shares and cash. The deal includes taking on DigitalGlobe’s $1.6 billion (US$1.2 billion) in net debt. Both companies reported their 2016 revenue today, which when combined, is just over $3 …

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