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MDA and Neptec Awarded Contracts to Build Lunar Exploration Light Rover Prototypes

In the last week both Neptec and MDA, two of Canada’s leading commercial space companies, have been awarded contracts by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to build a Lunar Exploration Light Rover (LELR) prototype. The awards come four and half months after the CSA issued a request for proposals whereby up to two contracts would be awarded for $11.5 million each. Each team has until …

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Canadian Space Summit Takes Shape

The Canadian Space Summit is being held in Ottawa between November 19th through the 20th. It is an annual gathering of industry, academia, government, non-profit organizations, students and enthusiasts. This year’s theme is “2010: A Canadian Space Odyssey”. With over 35 speakers, an exhibit area and a free Friday night public discussion titled “Meet Canada’s Space Industry” hosted by the CBC’s Johanna Wagstaffe, it’s sure …

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Canadian Space Agency Awards Mars Rover Contract to MDA

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) was awarded a $6 million (CAD) contract today by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to develop a terrestrial prototype of a science rover for Mars exploration. The Mars Exploration Science Rover (MESR) prototype is part of the CSA Exploration Surface Mobility (ESM) program.

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Canadian Space Commerce Association Bi-Monthly Meeting

The next Canadian Space Commerce Association meeting is Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at the law office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, 199 Bay Street, Suite 2800, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON M5L 1A9 (a map to the office can be found at: http://www.blakes.com/english/toronto.html).

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Canadian Space Society ads Major Corporate Sponsor

Just in time for its annual Canadian Space Summit the Canadian Space Society has added software Industry heavyweight Analytical Graphics, Inc (AGI) as a major corporate sponsor to the ranks of its contributors. AGI provides software for timely and cost-effective development of advanced space, defense and intelligence applications.

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Canadian Space Summit Call for Papers Extension

The Canadian Space Society has extended its deadline for submission of abstracts for the Canadian Space Summit to October 1st due to popular demand according to the Canadian Space Society. The Canadian Space Summit is a leading annual conference dedicated to Canadian space technology development and industry awareness. Special guests will includes Dr. Iain Christie, President of Neptec Inc., Col. Andre Dupuis, Director of Space …

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Canadian Space Summit Call for Papers and Registration Opens

Recently the Canadian Space Society announced the Call for Papers for the upcoming Canadian Space Summit. The summit is an annual conference that brings together all elements of the Canadian space industry. The annual meeting is being held between November 19th through the 21st at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa. In addition to displays, booths, and activities, the centerpiece of the Summit are two …

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Old News Revisited – SpaceX to Launch CASSIOPE

Anyone reading the widely circulated Canadian Press (CP) story last week titled “Canadian Space Agency becomes third customer of commercial U.S. rocket firm” can be forgiven if thinking this was new news. In fact it wasn’t. The Canadian Space Agency through it’s contractor MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) had secured a launch for the CASSIOPE satellite almost 5 years ago.

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