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Stewart Bain speaks at the Canada-Italy Business Forum on Artificial Intelligence on Nov. 7 and 8 in Montreal. Image credit: Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada.

NorthStar’s CEO Asks for Deep Thinking on Artificial Intelligence and Solving Space Problems

We’ve been grappling with the problems – and promise – of technology, society, politics and space ever since we first could conceive of leaving our Earth. To take a single example: Students of history know well that some of the first NASA rockets – including the mighty Saturn V that flew several astronaut crews to the moon – were led by chief architect Wernher von …

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MDA in the United Kingdom (UK)

MDA Announces Doubled Presence in UK

Canadian space company MDA has announced that it will be significantly expanding their operation in the United Kingdom (UK). 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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Artist illustration: MLS launch from the Nova Scotia spaceport

Maritime Launch Services Issues Private Placement Offering

If Maritime Launch Services is going to keep to its revised development plan it will need to secure funding for the first phase of that plan. To that end, the company is offering a private placement of unsecured convertible debentures with a minimum gross proceeds of $2 million. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, …

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NASA artist illustration of lunar ISRU

Canada Wants to be Leader in Using Local Materials on the Moon

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) has launched the Moonshot 4 Mining, Minerals and Manufacturing (M4M3) initiative. It is a $5.5 million program designed to use locally available resources wherever possible to support on- and off-world construction projects. NGen is an industry-driven not-for-profit organization that is spearheading Canada’s Global Innovation Cluster for Advanced Manufacturing, which is backed by Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada. This page …

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Sift Stack

New Startup Sift Wants to Manage Immense Telemetry Data

New telemetry management company Sift, fresh from a USD $7.5 million fundraising round and an exit from stealth, is looking to leverage their founders' SpaceX experiences to help manage and store the vast quantities of data generated by space companies, and by many other hardware-focused companies with large quantities of machine-generated data. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space …

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‘Refocused’ Spending Won’t Seriously Impact the Canadian Space Agency

In August the federal Liberal government announced it would be refocusing government spending and would initially cut $15 billion over five years. This past week Treasury Board President Anita Anand provided the details on $500 million in cuts from this current fiscal years planned $443 billion budget. The Canadian Space Agency was not spared, having to freeze $8,023,000 in planned spending. There's more to the …

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