Earth Observation

Over Seven Years the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge has Engaged Hundreds of Students

Students from Simon Fraser University at TRIUMF in Vancouver for the radiation testing workshop

If I told you that over the course of the last seven years upwards of a thousand Canadian students had participated in developing CubeSat missions you might think this was a the result of a Canadian Space Agency (CSA) initiative. You would be wrong though. There was a time the CSA was interested in this, early this decade and before, but poor leadership in government, and to …

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As MDA Becomes Maxar Technologies Context is King

MDA to become Maxar Technologies

On October 2nd MDA’s acquisition of DigitialGlobe closed. The new company formed from this acquisition will be called Maxar Technologies and will have 6,500 employees with $3B in 2016 revenues. Contrast that to January 2008 when MDA thought it had sold its space business to then Alliant Techsystems (ATK), now Orbital ATK, and we’re planning on leaving the space market. Then, as in now, context …

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