RADARSAT Constellation Mission RCM

The Transformation of MDA Into a Multinational Player – Part 1

In 2007 MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) made the assessment that the domestic space market wasn’t growing and that there was no long-term commitment to space by the Conservative government. As well, access to the U.S. market, critical for growth, was being stymied by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and security issues. At the same time MDA’s Information Products group was growing …

Read More »

Open Space Orbital Crowdfunded Campaign Falls Short

For Open Space Orbital (OSO) the mission continues to raise funds to build Canada’s first orbital space launch company. Unfortunately their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign did not resonate with the public and since Kickstarter has an all or nothing policy when it comes to meeting fundraising goals, OSO comes away without any funds.

Read More »

A New Canadian Rocket Company Aims To Go Where None Before Have Succeeded

It might come as a surprise to most Canadians but Canada has never launched a rocket into orbit. Sure we were the third country in the world to build our own satellite, the Alouette, but it was launched by the U.S. on an American rocket. Sure we’ve sent astronauts into space, built the Canadarm, Canadarm2, Dextre, have satellites in orbit and even sent instruments to …

Read More »