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SpaceX Transporter-3 mission starts busy year of Canadian satellite launches

Launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for the Transporter-1 dedicated rideshare mission and includes Canadian satellites from GHGSat and Kepler Communications

More Canadian satellites will launch in 2022 than any other year. Four will launch on the SpaceX Transporter-3 mission scheduled for tomorrow and we're tracking 77 Canadian satellites that are planned to launch in 2022 and 2023. 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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Telesat extends Lightspeed capabilities with 5G partnership

File photo: Telesat Lightspeed satellite constellation will have 5G capabilities

Telesat announced Tuesday (Jan. 11) a new memorandum of agreement allowing it to advance its plans to implement rural 5G service through its Lightspeed satellite constellation, although the timeline of the deployment remains uncertain. 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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Starlink availability grows but not without bumps in the road

The SpaceX Falcon 9 launch on January 6, 2022 of 49 Starlink satellites, Group 4-5

As Starlink launches and satellites have become staples for space industry observers, it’s easy to forget that the point of the enterprise is the provision of Internet services. While it’s still in beta, people are using Starlink for their Internet service provider right now. So how is it to use Starlink now? Where is it available? And can you even get it?

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With record spending by governments on space, how does Canada fare?

Euroconsult government space budgets spending 1990 -2021

According to Euroconsult, even during the pandemic governments spent a record $92 billion in 2021 on their space programs, up 8% over the previous year. How did Canada fare? 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 James Webb Space Telescope stretches out its sunshield in space

James Webb Space Telescope sunshield tensioning

The sunshield of the James Webb Space Telescope is fully unfurled. The newly launched NASA observatory – which includes Canadian contributions – passed this engineering milestone on Tuesday (Jan. 4), less than two weeks after launching on a flagship mission to better understand the universe's evolution and various cosmic objects. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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