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SpaceX Starlink service in Canada closing in on approval

SpaceX has recently made news with its Starlink service on pricing in the U.S., a new app, and an interesting terms of service. But what many Canadian want to know, including the over 5300 people who have signed the Jamie Schmale Member of Parliament petition, is when the service will be available in Canada. While we don't have details yet on the service, thanks to …

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Artis illustration of NorthStar Space Situational Awareness satellites monitoring space

NorthStar to launch first of its kind satellite constellation for space situational awareness

NorthStar Earth and Space has been quiet for some time and now we know why. The Montreal based company which has so far raised $86 million, announced today it had contracted Thales Alenia Space to build the first three satellites that will make up an initial constellation of 12 satellites dedicated to space situational awareness (SSA). The commercial constellation will be the first of its …

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Rover concept on the moon.

The Canadian Space Agency takes first step towards putting a rover on the Moon

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has taken the first procurement step towards getting a rover on the Moon. It was expected, but for those with a long memory, the seeds of this procurement started at the first Canadian Space Exploration Workshop held in 1998. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support …

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Virgin Galactic coming to Canada for an Industry Day presented by the Canadian Space Agency

The Canadian Space Agency will host a virtual Industry Day for Virgin Galactic on Friday, November 6 that will allow the company to discuss suborbital flight opportunities for commercial and academic researchers. The Industry Day will also feature a Memorandum of Understanding being signed between the two organizations. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, …

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InvestmentSpace 2019 Angel and VC Investors panel.

CSA Report – InvestmentSpace was a success, do it again

A Canadian Space Agency (CSA) internal report on the InvestmentSpace 2019 conference states that the 166 participants gave the first time event a 8.7 rating out of 10 and that it should be a recurring event. Using the government's Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) service, SpaceQ received the very lightly redacted report. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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SpaceX Starlink

SpaceX Starlink service is not a go in Canada yet despite CRTC license

Despite what you may have read, SpaceX is not authorized yet to offer Starlink service in Canada. In fact, no one, including even SpaceX, knows when they might offer services in Canada. The reason is simple, SpaceX needs a satellite spectrum license from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) to operate and offer their services to Canadian customers.

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An artist’s concept of Canada’s smart robotic system, Canadarm3

The Canadian Space Agency seeks proposals for AI and AR space robotics

As part of a broader government initiative to harness Canadian expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Canadian Space Agency is looking to assess and develop a roadmap for the use of AI and Augmented Reality (AR) in the space robotics sector. 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 …

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DARPA’s Blackjack program artist illustration of global high-speed network in low Earth orbit (LEO)

Telesat’s DARPA Blackjack contract could be significant

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has once again partnered with Telesat's subsidiary, Telesat U.S. Services, as part of its Blackjack program. DARPA is part of a large group of organizations looking to see what capabilities Telesat's low Earth orbit (LEO) constellation and LEO technologies might offer them. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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exactEarth gets Canadian government space-based AIS contract

exactEarth has received a contract from the Canadian Space Agency for space-based AIS data services of Canadian and global maritime traffic. The contract is initially valued at $498,000, though with extensions could climb to a maximum funding of $3 million over three years. 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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