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DND issues IDEaS Classified Stream RFI and includes space sensor payloads

DND Infographic - IDEaS Building Defence Capability

The Department of National Defence Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program has issued a new Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI) for a Classified Stream that includes seven domains under consideration including space sensor payloads. 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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Toronto’s Space Flight Laboratory to develop technology demonstrator microsatellite for Norway

Space Flight Laboratory developed NorSat-TD microsatellite

The Space Flight Laboratory today announced that they will build a technology demonstrator microsatellite for the Norwegian Space Agency that will include payloads from France, Italy, the Netherlands and Norway. 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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Kepler could launch over 24 more satellites this year

Kepler Communications Kepler-6 and Kepler-7 satellites

Kepler Communications, the Toronto based satellite telecommunications company, has 13 satellites in low Earth Orbit including eight launched on January 24th of this year. Documents filed with US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) state that they could launch over 24 more satellites 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 …

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Telesat picks Thales Alenia Space to build US$5 billion ‘Lightspeed’ LEO satellite constellation

Telesat CEO Dan Goldberg announcing the Lightspeed constellation prime contractor of Thales Alenia Space

It will come as no surprise that Telesat has picked Thales Alenia Space as the prime contractor to build its low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation. The selection was hinted at last summer in comments by Maxar CEO Dan Jablonsky. 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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Canada wants to join NASA Mars ice mapping mission, again

International Mars Ice Mapping Mission

On February 3rd NASA issued a press release that got little notice stating they and three international partners, including Canada, had signed a statement of intent to assess a mission to map ice on Mars. The press release made sure to tie into the lunar Artemis program. There's just one thing though, Canada had already signed on to a similar NASA mission and even had …

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