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Radio frequency mapping of the Galapagos Islands in 2020.

New reports outlines defense options against satellite counterspace weapons

How safe are your satellite from counterspace weapons? It's a question being asked more often, not just by government defense departments, but also by commercial players as new constellations are launched. 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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Astra rocket first stage

VC Steve Jurvetson and Astra’s Chris Kemp offer contrasting views on the small satellite launch market

At the recent virtual SmallSat Symposium two keynotes offered different perspectives on the small satellite launch services market. The first keynote was by Future Ventures partner Steve Jurvetson and the second keynote was by Chris Kemp, CEO of Astra, the small satellite launch services startup. There's some common ground between the two, but their views on who should serve the small satellite launch services market …

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The new MDA brand and vision

MDA garners government Dark Vessel Detection contract adding to a very busy month of news

If the start of 2021 is any indication of how the new Canadian owned MDA is going to fare, then when the company does go public, possibly this summer according to the Globe and Mail, then the pitch to institutional investors might go pretty smoothly. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. …

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MLS artist rendering of the vertical launch area

Commercial spaceports to see growing activity this decade

While 2020 was a challenging year for spaceports around the world, commercial and government activity remains a great opportunity for these space-faring locations – although certain risks must be mitigated, a set of new reports says. 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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Government of Québec announces investment in Telesat's lightspeed

Telesat, MDA secure $400 million investment from the Government of Québec, will invest $1.8 billion in the province

As NASA's Perseverance rover was preparing for its successful descent and landing on Mars, another successful event was happening in Québec, the announcement that $1.8 billion would be invested into the province by Telesat, MDA and the Government of Québec for Telesat's Lightspeed telecommunication satellite constellation. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and …

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Lost Without Translation - Identifying Gaps in U.S. Perceptions of the Chinese Commercial Space Sector

U.S. perception of China’s commercial space sector

In November of last year SpaceQ began a new feature on China's space economy with the first part of a two part podcast. Part of the goal of our coverage is to discern the differences between the Chinese commercial space sector compared to its western counterparts. Today, a new paper by the Secure World Foundation and the Caelus Foundation discusses U.S. perceptions on this topic …

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DND Infographic - IDEaS Building Defence Capability

DND issues IDEaS Classified Stream RFI and includes space sensor payloads

The Department of National Defence Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program has issued a new Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI) for a Classified Stream that includes seven domains under consideration including space sensor payloads. 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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Space Flight Laboratory developed NorSat-TD microsatellite

Toronto’s Space Flight Laboratory to develop technology demonstrator microsatellite for Norway

The Space Flight Laboratory today announced that they will build a technology demonstrator microsatellite for the Norwegian Space Agency that will include payloads from France, Italy, the Netherlands and Norway. 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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Kepler Communications Kepler-6 and Kepler-7 satellites

Kepler could launch over 24 more satellites this year

Kepler Communications, the Toronto based satellite telecommunications company, has 13 satellites in low Earth Orbit including eight launched on January 24th of this year. Documents filed with US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) state that they could launch over 24 more satellites this year. 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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