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Telesat looks at growth opportunities with public listing

Telesat's new public listing on the Nasdaq is a "big milestone" for the Canadian company's long term growth strategy, especially in getting ready to deploy the Lightspeed constellation, according to a senior executive. 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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A map of the surrounding area in the Canso area of MLS facilities. Credit: Maritime Launch Services.

A first look at the Maritime Launch Services launch control centre and area for Spaceport Nova Scotia

On Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Halifax International Security Forum Maritime Launch Services announced its first launch customer and unveiled the preliminary design of its Launch Control Centre. The following day SpaceQ was offered the opportunity to fly over the area. 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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MLS representatives, Ukrainian Head of State Space Agency Volodymyr Taftai, and Canadian government officials including ISED Minister Champagne

Maritime Launch Services Nova Scotia spaceport development ramps up

At the high-profile Halifax International Security Forum, Maritime Launch Services announced Nanoracks will be its first customer with a launch planned in 2023. The company also showcased its preliminary design for its Launch Control Centre. Notably, the company also received both federal and provincial government endorsement including from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne.

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Artist illustration: MLS launch from the Nova Scotia spaceport

Sasha Jacob on investing, chairing Maritime Launch Services

Why did long time investment banker Sasha Jacob, with no experience in the space sector, choose to invest in infrastructure startup Maritime Launch Services? The answer in part lies in what he learned as “the first investment banker in Canada in renewable energy.” I recently had the opportunity to talk in some detail with Jacob about his involvement in Maritime Launch Services (MLS). It’s a …

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Spaced Ventures begins providing equity crowdfunding to startups

Spaced Ventures founders Aaron Burnett and J Brant Arseneau have a dream: to help bring humans to space. And they’re doing it in five and ten dollar increments. 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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MDA's next-generation synthetic aperture radar satellite SARnext will build on decades of heritage

MDA continues to expand workforce, 2022 revenue forecast at $750 – $800 million

COVID-19 has created additional challenges, has impacted MDA programs, and the company did need to its revise year-to-year growth accordingly. However, that growth is still expected to increase "50 to 60%" in 2022. 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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Telesat Lightspeed LEO satellite illustration

Telesat to begin trading on Nasdaq as early as November 19

Subsequent to Telesat's quarterly earnings call last week which revealed the company was experiencing supply chain delays, Loral Space & Communications Inc., the largest shareholder, announced this Tuesday that "subject to the satisfaction or waiver of all the conditions to the closing" its Transaction Agreement and Plan of Merger should be completed over a two day closing period on November 18 and 19, 2021. This …

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