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Telesat Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation

Comments by Maxar on Telesat LEO open to interpretation

What was Maxar Technologies CEO Dan Jablonsky trying to tell analysts in the companies Q2 2020 conference call when during his opening comments when he said Maxar had "not factored the proposed Telesat LEO program into our current and multi-year outlook." Indeed that was a question that come up twice during the Q&A with analysts. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log …

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exactEarth AIS data

Canadian Space Agency issues Space-Based AIS tender

On July 31 the Canadian Space Agency issued a Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP) for Space-Based AIS Data Services. This tender supersedes an earlier NPP (9F013-180794/A) published on October 28, 2019. The closing date for proposals is September 10, 2020. 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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Canadian Space Agency

The Canadian Space Agency awards $7.15 million in technology contracts

In just over the last month the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded $20.6 million in contributions as part of the Space Technology Development Program (STDP) AO 6. The third, and most recent list of awards was posted to their website yesterday. The contributions went to 20 different companies with more than half going to small businesses, including several first time winners, and for some …

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

MDA awarded first Canadarm3 contract

The Canadian Space Agency has awarded a pre-phase A contract to MDA for Canadarm3 integration support. It is the first Lunar Gateway contract awarded under Canada's $2.05 billion long term commitment to the Moon. The contract comes less than a month after the government announced that MDA had been selected to be the prime contractor for Canadarm3. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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Yuzhnoye RD-861K Engine test on June 26, 2020 for the Cyclone 4M

Good and bad news in 2nd spaceport launch vehicle rankings

In this, the second edition of the Canadian Spaceport Launch Vehicle Power Rankings, we've got good and bad news to share including updates from C6 Launch, Yuzhnoye, Astra Space, a Canada - US Technology Safeguards Agreement and more. The preamble Canada does not have a spaceport. So why bother creating a Canadian Spaceport Launch Vehicle Power Rankings? You can read our full reasoning behind the …

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MDA union votes to strike

MDA hit with labour strife as union votes to strike

Montreal union members at MDA – the Canadian company confirmed less than two weeks ago as the probable builder of the Canadarm3 space robotic arm – have voted 87 percent in favour of a strike mandate. The Space Systems Engineers and Scientists Association cites "arbitrary and abusive practices", job insecurity and "loss of expertise" among the issues facing union members at the Canadian company, which …

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Artist illustration of Shetland Island launch site

C6 Launch Systems emerges to talk about its business

In the Canadian space community C6 Launch Systems is a name some may have heard of. Outside of that community, few have heard of them. That was by design. After working quietly for the most part of the last three years, the company is ready to emerge from the shadows and talk about its business. It's a business rooted in Canada, but as I learned, …

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Orbital Coverage by OneWeb

Telesat waits on OneWeb bankruptcy auction today

The US bankruptcy auction of OneWeb assets is being held today and many analysts expect a strong bid by the UK government will win. 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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