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The International Astronautical Congress and the Space Economy

The International Astronautical Congress CyberSpace edition begins this Saturday with the NextGen Summit and runs through Wednesday. Highlights include the Heads of Space Agencies plenary event, the State and Response of the Global Space Sector during COVID-19, Unleashing the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) into Space and much more. As well, there will be a Canadian webinar moderated by myself, and …

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The RADARSAT Constellation Mission satellites were recently installed on their dispenser and inserted into the rocket fairing at SpaceX facilities in Vandenberg Air Force Base

The Canadian Space Agency awards 8 contracts for studies of future Earth Observation systems

The Canadian Space Agency today announced eight contracts worth over $4 million for studies that will explore possible future Canadians Earth Observation systems. The contracts stem from the Option Analysis Studies for Earth Observation for Service Continuity request for proposals which was issues this past January. The CSA will evaluate the studies to determine what path to take when it needs to replace the RADARSAT …

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Radarsat-2 Amplitude Based Change Detection Map Shows Flooding From Hurricane Michael

Picterra and SkyWatch partner for AI and Machine Learning Earth Observation Change Detection

SkyWatch, who develop Earth Observation (EO) software that connects satellite data operators and application developers, is always looking for ways to fulfill its mission of making EO data more accessible and cheaper. Today they announced a new partnership with Picterra who offer a machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) software-as-a-service geospatial platform. In an interview with SpaceQ, SkyWatch CEO James Slifierz discusses the new …

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Telesat Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation

Telesat signs Indian partner Nelco for LEO constellation

Nelco, an Indian satcom provider and a subsidiary of the Tata Group, announced earlier today it had signed an agreement with Telesat to be a partner on its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation. 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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Soyuz launch of the three Gonets M satellites, Kepler Communications Kepler-4 and Kepler-5 satellites and 17 other small satellites.

First satellites of Kepler’s constellation launched

This morning at 7:20 am EDT, a Russian Soyuz rocket launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northeastern Russia. On-board were three Russian Gonets M telecommunication satellites as the primary payload, along with 19 small satellites as the secondary payload, including the first two Generation One (Gen1) satellites for Kepler Communications Low Earth Orbit Internet of Things (IoT) constellation. This page is for subscribers only. Already …

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GHGSat-C1 Iris satellite built by the Space Flight Lab

GHGSat releases Iris first light image

Just a couple weeks after the launch of their latest greenhouse gas emissions detection satellite, GHGSat has released the Iris "first light" data showing a large plume in Turkmenistan. Also this past week, the company was named the Company of the Year by the Alberta based industry group TECTERRA. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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Canadian Space Agency fall update with surprise visit by President Lisa Campbell

New Canadian Space Agency President makes unexpected visit (Part 1)

A week into her new job as President of the Canadian Space Agency, Lisa Campbell made an unexpected visit on a webinar hosted by SatCan which provided a fall update from the Agency. While her virtual visit was short, the "Autumn" update from Canada's space agency was lengthy and informative. Here's what you missed. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. …

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NASA Lunar Exploration Program Overview

Time is running out as NASA pushes to get Artemis Moon funding

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is making yet another appeal to Congress tomorrow to secure the necessary funding for the Artemis program in its fiscal year 2021 budget. Without the funding in place by end of March 2021, Bridenstine says it will will be difficult to meet the timeline of 2024 to land American astronauts on the Moon. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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OneWeb launch of 34 satellites on a Soyuz February 6, 2020

Arianespace to resume OneWeb constellation flights

Arianespace announced this morning it was resuming launch operations for the deployment of the OneWeb constellation. That constellation has 74 satellites in orbit to date. In a Tweet, OneWeb also reiterated its plan on to deliver commercial services to several markets including Canada. 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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