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Canadian Space Agency awards $4.2 million in smartEarth contracts

smartEarth

In response to its smartEarth initiative, the Canadian Space Agency has awarded contributions totalling over $4.2 million to 16 companies in response to its Bridging the Information Gap with Space-Based Analytics request for proposals announced in January of this year. 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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Rocket Lab takes crucial step to reusability

Rocket Lab recovers its Electron rocket first stage in its effort towards rocket reusability.

On its latest launch Friday, Nov. 20, Rocket Lab successfully launched its 16th mission with 30 small satellites and recovered the first stage booster of its Electron rocket. On a call with journalists, Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck outlined what the recovery means for the company. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and …

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Telesat to go public, but is it moving fast enough?

Telesat Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation

Telesat Canada today announced it plans to become a public company after coming to an agreement with its two largest shareholders, U.S. based Loral Space & Communications and Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments). The move which was expected comes at a time when two of its competitors are poised to begin rolling out their full services months, if not a year before …

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An introduction to China’s space economy

China Long March 5 rocket

In 2014 China didn’t have any private space companies. Today there are over a 100 and growing. SpaceQ will now begin to cover China’s emerging space economy on a more regular basis. That coverage will include what the export opportunities are for western nations.

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Recently launched York University spacecraft will test deorbiting technology

York University DESCENT (DEorbiting SpaceCraft using ElectrodyNamic Tethers) mission

Canada's York University recently launched a CubeSat mission that will demonstrate deorbiting technology for space debris. The mission was funded by the Canadian Space Agency Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) program. 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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