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An artist’s concept of Canada’s smart robotic system, Canadarm3

MDA awarded first Canadarm3 contract

The Canadian Space Agency has awarded a pre-phase A contract to MDA for Canadarm3 integration support. It is the first Lunar Gateway contract awarded under Canada's $2.05 billion long term commitment to the Moon. The contract comes less than a month after the government announced that MDA had been selected to be the prime contractor for Canadarm3. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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Yuzhnoye RD-861K Engine test on June 26, 2020 for the Cyclone 4M

Good and bad news in 2nd spaceport launch vehicle rankings

In this, the second edition of the Canadian Spaceport Launch Vehicle Power Rankings, we've got good and bad news to share including updates from C6 Launch, Yuzhnoye, Astra Space, a Canada - US Technology Safeguards Agreement and more. The preamble Canada does not have a spaceport. So why bother creating a Canadian Spaceport Launch Vehicle Power Rankings? You can read our full reasoning behind the …

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MDA union votes to strike

MDA hit with labour strife as union votes to strike

Montreal union members at MDA – the Canadian company confirmed less than two weeks ago as the probable builder of the Canadarm3 space robotic arm – have voted 87 percent in favour of a strike mandate. The Space Systems Engineers and Scientists Association cites "arbitrary and abusive practices", job insecurity and "loss of expertise" among the issues facing union members at the Canadian company, which …

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Artist illustration of Shetland Island launch site

C6 Launch Systems emerges to talk about its business

In the Canadian space community C6 Launch Systems is a name some may have heard of. Outside of that community, few have heard of them. That was by design. After working quietly for the most part of the last three years, the company is ready to emerge from the shadows and talk about its business. It's a business rooted in Canada, but as I learned, …

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Telesat waits on OneWeb bankruptcy auction today

The US bankruptcy auction of OneWeb assets is being held today and many analysts expect a strong bid by the UK government will win. 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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UrtheCast reports Q1 2020 financial results and is awarded $1M government contract

UrtheCast financial results for the first quarter of 2020 showed steady revenue year-to-year, though the company is still having trouble securing financing for the UrtheDaily Constellation. While revenue stayed steady at $4.4 million, operating costs increased to $7.8 million. The company reported a net loss from continuing operations of $2.5 million and a net loss from discontinued operations of $8.6 million. This page is for …

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Hundreds of thousands and eventually up to a million low-frequency antennas will be located in Western Australia

Stratodynamics looks to help calibrate the Square Kilometre Array

Stratodynamics is trying to expand its customer base with the announcement last week it had entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Square Kilometre Array organization. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be the largest radio telescope when it's completed. The SKA is imagined of having "thousands of dishes and up to a million low-frequency antennas that will enable astronomers to monitor the …

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SpaceX Starlink

Customers wait on SpaceX Starlink internet service in Canada

If you live in area in Canada that lacks high-speed Internet, the news that the SpaceX Starlink internet service might be coming to you soon will be welcome news. However, customers will have to wait, how much longer is uncertain, but it seems unlikely the Starlink service will be available this year. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space …

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