Canadian Space Agency to Hold Fall 2018 Space Industry Days in October

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The Canadian Space Agency will hold a “Fall 2018 Space Industry Days” in mid-October for Blue Origin, Moon Express and Airbus Defense and Space being each featured in successive days.

In email sent to the space industry community the Canadian Space Agency is inviting industry to learn more about Blue Origin, Moon Express and Airbus Defense and Space offerings and to learn more about being a supplier to these companies.

The email states “the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) would like to inform you about the upcoming ‘Fall 2018 Space Industry Days’ to be held at the CSA Conference Centre on October 15-16-17, 2018 at the CSA Headquarters in St-Hubert, Québec. The event is organized by the CSA Policy/Industry Relations group for Canadian companies and academia with space-related capabilities. You will have exciting opportunities to learn about future projects by Blue Origin, Moon Express, and Airbus Defense and Space for which these companies are seeking Canadian suppliers. An online registration platform will be provided to schedule B2B meetings with senior engineers and project management executives of these companies.”

The email further provided information on each company and their industry date:

Blue Origin Industry Day: Monday, October 15, 2018

“Jeff Bezos founded Blue Origin to bring about a future where millions of people are living and working in space. Our team of over fifteen hundred people works tirelessly each and every day to enable this future. We believe that the backbone of this vision is to achieve full operational reusability with our launch vehicles, which will lower the cost of access to space at higher flight rates and higher levels of safety and reliability. We will get there through practice, and we’ve recently made great progress flying our fully reusable New Shepard vehicle to space and back multiple times.”

“We are now developing New Glenn, our next-generation reusable rocket that will launch people and payloads to low Earth orbit and beyond. Blue Origin also seeks to offer the Blue Moon commercial lunar cargo transportation service to deliver up to several metric tons onto the lunar surface for various types of payloads including science payloads, rovers, power systems, and sample return ascent stages. We are committed to building the next generation of space transportation infrastructure, providing reliable, affordable, and frequent rides to space for everything from people and satellites to deep space exploration. Blue Origin is interested in discussions with industrial and academic partners that would like to utilize our New Shepard, New Glenn, and Blue Moon services. We are also interested in discussions related to utilization of specific technologies, components, or subsystems specifically for Blue Moon or other advanced capabilities.”

Moon Express Industry Day: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

“Moon Express is a commercial space company developing a family of low cost robotic spacecraft dedicated to collapsing the cost of lunar access. In doing so, we seek to open new markets for scientific and commercial operations on the Moon, including our long term goal of exploring and developing its resources.”

“Moon Express is developing the MX family of flexible, scalable robotic explorers capable of reaching the Moon and other solar system destinations from Earth orbit. The MX spacecraft architecture can support multiple applications, including delivery of scientific and commercial payloads to the Moon at low cost, supporting cis-lunar and orbital operations, and/or uses as deep space probes to distant worlds.”

“Moon Express is interested in hearing from Canadian organizations that can help the company to enhance services to its customers, and Moon Express would also like to hear from potential payload customers. The team of engineers from Moon Express would be happy to hear about technologies that can enhance company’s capabilities in communications, avionics, landing, mobility, sample acquisition and preparation, lunar night survival, and mission planning, integration and operations. This is also an excellent opportunity for Moon Express to hear about Canadian interest in flying payloads for scientific or commercial applications, or for technology demonstration purposes.”

Airbus Defense and Space Industry Day: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

“Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017 it generated revenues of € 59 billion and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.”

“Airbus is a leading provider of satellites, space systems, space equipment and satellite imagery: Europe’s number one satellite industrial player, the second largest space company worldwide, No. 1 exporter of Earth observation satellite systems and No. 2 worldwide in GEO-Intelligence. Two Business Lines from Airbus Defence and Space entity in 2016 are involved in space activities: Space Systems and Communications, Intelligence & Security.”

A registration form was provided to those emailed who have until September 24th to respond. If you didn’t get an email you can always contact the CSA Policy/Industry Relations group at [email protected] to try and get an invite.

About 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.

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