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In U.S. rocketry competition Canadian teams dominate critical design review

Al Bunshaft, Senior Vice President of Dassault Systèmes and astronaut Leland Melvin announce the results of phase 2 in the Base 11 Space Challenge

The Base 11 Space Challenge, which has a launch prize of US$1 million, has completed the critical design review with the Concordia University team finishing first and the University of British Columbia team finishing third. It is a remarkable achievement. 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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ABB awarded $2.25 million for CSA CASTOR telescope contract

CASTOR space telescope

Québec City based ABB has been awarded a $2.25 million contract from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for the Cosmological Advanced Survey Telescope for Optical and UV Research (CASTOR) concept. 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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2021 Canadian federal budget contains funding for earth observation

Canadian Space Agency planned spending 2021-22

The 2021 federal budget contains many initiatives to help businesses, but when looking at the space sector there is only item that clearly targets an initiative that the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is leading, and that's space-based earth observation. 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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Upstart SpaceX will ferry NASA astronauts to the Moon’s surface on Starship

Illustration of SpaceX Starship human lander design that will carry the first NASA astronauts to the surface of the Moon under the Artemis program. SpaceX

NASA has selected SpaceX's Starship to ferry astronauts from lunar orbit to the surface as part of the Artemis program. It is a significant victory in the history of upstart SpaceX who have transformed access to space by doing what others said wasn't possible, economically or technically. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology …

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Canadian companies invited to join ESA Bartolomeo platform on the ISS

European Space Agency Bartolomeo external platform on the International Space Station

Bartolomeo is open for business for Canadian space companies. The newly installed European Space Agency external platform on the International Space Station (ISS) promises an alternative to small satellites to get payloads into space and to possibly return them to Earth, according to representatives from Bartolomeo maker Airbus. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, …

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MDA raise another $60 million in over-allotment option

MDA 2017 satellite servicing concept

A week after going public and getting listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, MDA announced today it had raised an additional $60 million in their over-allotment option. 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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