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Unifor Local 112 and 673 on strike at MDA Space headquarters in Brampton, Ontario.

MDA Space, Unifor Return to the Bargaining Table (Updated)

MDA Space and Unifor have agreed to return to the bargaining table on May 22, 2024, according to a May 21, 2024 email sent to SpaceQ by Unifor National Communications Representative David Molenhuis. According to the union, about 50 Unifor Local 112 and 673 members have been on strike at the company’s headquarters in Brampton, Ontario since April 9th.

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Inuvik ground station

Eagle Flight Network and C-CORE Sign MOU on Ground Station Network

Alberta-based Eagle Flight Network (EFN) and Newfoundland-based C-CORE have announced that they will be working together to build a new ground station in Canada. They have “entered into a MOU (memorandum of understanding) to advance both company’s interests in the satellite ground station services business,” and will “work together to build a robust industry-led satellite ground segment in Canada.” 

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Telesat Contracts MDA as Prime Satellite Manufacturer for the Telesat Lightspeed constellation. Image credit: Telesat.

Telesat Moves Forward with Lightspeed Spending in Q1 Results

Telesat officials said the company will meet its 2024 guidance and continue spending on Lightspeed after releasing first-quarter results on Friday (May 10). That said, the company said it will need to maximize its EBITDA and cash flow "by seeking to mitigate anticipated revenue declines and rigorously manage our legacy cost structure" in its geostationary business, officials warned in the earnings statement. But as a …

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Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs

Cybersecurity and Lunar Utility Vehicle Key Topics in Final Horizons Session

The federal government takes cybersecurity threats to Canada’s space sector seriously, and is taking tangible steps to combat them. That was the message delivered by Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, during his keynote speech at the Space Canada’s Horizons conference. He opened the last of three sessions of the one-day event, which was held at Ottawa’s Bayview Yards building …

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Éric Vachon, the Canadian Space Agency’s Acting VP of Corporate Strategy and Innovation and Chief Financial Officer

Government Nitty-Gritty Drives Second Horizons Conference Session

The ‘nitty-gritty’ details of Canadian government space policy dominated the second of three sessions at Horizons, the Space Canada conference held at Ottawa’s Bayview Yards on May 1 ,2024. 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 Canada CEO Brian Gallant addresses the Space Canada Horizons attendees

Space Canada Horizons Conference Upbeat About Canadian Space Prospects, Industry

Optimistic, confident, and upbeat about Canada’s space prospects: These words aptly sum up the mood of Space Canada Horizons conference during the opening session of this one-day event in Ottawa May 1, 2024. The space industry hosted Horizons at the city’s Bayview Yards building, before a standing room only crowd. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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