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

The Canadian Space Agency seeks proposals for AI and AR space robotics

As part of a broader government initiative to harness Canadian expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Canadian Space Agency is looking to assess and develop a roadmap for the use of AI and Augmented Reality (AR) in the space robotics sector. 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 …

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DARPA’s Blackjack program artist illustration of global high-speed network in low Earth orbit (LEO)

Telesat’s DARPA Blackjack contract could be significant

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has once again partnered with Telesat's subsidiary, Telesat U.S. Services, as part of its Blackjack program. DARPA is part of a large group of organizations looking to see what capabilities Telesat's low Earth orbit (LEO) constellation and LEO technologies might offer them. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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exactEarth AIS data

exactEarth gets Canadian government space-based AIS contract

exactEarth has received a contract from the Canadian Space Agency for space-based AIS data services of Canadian and global maritime traffic. The contract is initially valued at $498,000, though with extensions could climb to a maximum funding of $3 million over three years. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent …

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C6 Launch Services

C6 Launch Systems signs agreement to use Spaceport America

Without a Canadian spaceport, and no Technology Safeguards Agreement with the US, C6 Launch Systems is heading south of the border to perform a variety of tests for its rocket. 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 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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MDA

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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