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Suborbital Launches Coming to Spaceport Nova Scotia

Black Brant launch.

Maritime Launch Services (MLS) is launching a new commercial suborbital program called Dedicated Altitude Research and Testing (DART). Key to the program is the acquisition of a suborbital launch system. 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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Second Spacebound Conference Expected to be Bigger

Spacebound 2023 conference

Space Canada’s second annual conference, Spacebound 2023, appears to be bigger than before. Certainly the venue is bigger: This year’s event, which is being held in Ottawa on October 17-19, 2023, is headquartered at the Canadian Museum of Nature, a larger facility than last year’s Bayview Yards location. Space Canada is the Canadian space industry’s trade association.

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Canadarm-Based Medical Robot Passes FDA Review

Image-Guided Autonomous Robot (IGAR)

A medical robot based on the Canadarm has recently passed FDA review. Called the Image-Guided Autonomous Robot (IGAR), it lets doctors perform surgery while a patient is inside an MRI scanner, allowing for more complex and difficult surgeries with greater reliability. It’s sold by Insight Medbotics, after being developed by both MDA and the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation (CSii), and it’s yet another …

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Are the Artemis Accords Becoming Something Greater

NASA has announced that Germany is the latest signatory to the Artemis Accords. This makes them the 29th country to sign on to the Accords, which includes signatory countries from around the world: including India, Nigeria, Brazil, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Japan and Canada, as well as other European signatories like France, Spain, the United Kingdom and Italy. Are the Accords becoming something greater than …

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