Earth Observation

Canada is Going to the Moon

A group photo with the Prime Minister, former and current astronauts and Cabinet Ministers

Today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed what many had hoped for by committing Canada to participate in the NASA led effort to return to the moon. Canada will contribute a smart robotic system to the NASA's Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (LOP-G) program. The smart robotic system includes a next-generation robotic arm, which is already being called the Canadarm3, other unnamed equipment, and specialized tools to be …

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ISED Touts Innovation and Skills Plan in New 100 Page Report Ahead of Budget and Election

Building a Nation of Innovators report

One of the pillars of the Liberal governments economic policies in its current mandate has been its innovation agenda. A new report outlines the foundation it hopes will lead to success in the years to come. 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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Maxar’s RADARSAT-2 Loses Use of its Gyroscope and Loses WorldView-4 Satellite

RADARSAT-2 painting

Canada’s only operational radar satellite, RADARSAT-2, has lost the use of its gyroscope and will now rely on the spacecraft’s three other types of sensors for attitude reference. And in just released news, Maxar announced today that the WorldView-4 satellite control moment gyros have failed and they don’t expect the spacecraft to recover.

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