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Maxar Earth observation satellite

Maxar to be awarded $7.6 million sole source contract for SecureWatch satellite imagery

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on behalf of Natural Resources Canada will award Maxar a $7.6 million contract for high-resolution optical web-based satellite Earth observation imagery data products. 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

Space Canada aims to be Canada’s new national space industry association

For a couple of years now we've heard that a new national space industry association was being contemplated by several companies. Today, Space Canada was unveiled and is being led by the former Premier of New Brunswick, Brian Gallant, who is its founding Chief Executive Officer. SpaceQ had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Gallant ahead of the announcement. This page is for subscribers only. …

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Rocket Lab launch of the he Owl's Night Continues launch on March 1, 2022 (NZST)

Rocket Lab inaugurates new launch pad, announces Neutron rocket manufacturing complex

New Zealand-based launch company Rocket Lab announced on Feb 23rd that they’d officially opened a new orbital launch pad in New Zealand for their Electron rockets. The new “Pad B,” located near their original pad at Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1, is an important step towards Rocket Lab’s goal to become a premier player in the growing SmallSat launch market. 

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MDA TO BUILD 17 SATELLITES TO ENHANCE GLOBALSTAR’S LEO CONSTELLATION

MDA signs contract with Globalstar for 17 satellites that could be worth upwards of $545M

MDA has signed a contract with Globalstar as the prime contractor for 17 satellites to replenish its constellation and includes an option for an additional nine satellites. It also started a noteworthy partnership with Rocket Lab. 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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2020 State of the Canadian Space Sector Report

The Canadian space sector isn’t keeping up with global growth

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has released its 2020 State of the Canadian Space Sector Report which shows a decrease over the previous year and multi-year flat growth. It is apparent from the data that Canada isn't keeping up with global growth. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. …

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Elon Musk of SpaceX greets the crowd ahead of providing an update on Starship

Elon Musk, SpaceX and becoming a multiplanetary species, and oh, the first crewed Starship mission sold

SpaceX head Elon Musk took to the stage in Boca Chica, Texas on Thursday, Feb. 10 night. Standing underneath a spotlighted Starship atop a Super Heavy stack erected beside a launch tower and the now-recognizable “chopsticks” pincer arms—which had built the stack earlier—he laid out the anticipated future of Starship. Focusing on high-tempo “rapid reuse” launches, he provided a lot of vision but comparatively few …

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