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The Space Economy and the International Space Station

The Space Economy Podcast

Today we’re launching season 4 of our flagship podcast. And what a season have we got planned for you. To start, each episode will centre around the space economy. So naturally we’re changing the name of the podcast to The Space Economy.

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The new MDA brand and vision

MDA unveils new brand and organizational business units

With the title "A new day at MDA. A new brand. A bold outlook," MDA's press release announcing its new brand and vision is meant to take the company into the future. That future includes the company going public, perhaps as early as next spring, offering its private backers what they hope will be a good return on their investment. That return on investment will …

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First results from GHGSat-C1 satellite indicates performance 5 times better than its predecessor

Initial data from GHGSat-C1 satellite positive

As GHGSat commissions it's recently launched satellite GHGSat-C1 (Iris), early results from a controlled release of a site in Alberta "indicates performance 5 times better than its predecessor" according to the company. 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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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

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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