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Rocket Lab inaugurates new launch pad, announces Neutron rocket manufacturing complex

Rocket Lab launch of the he Owl's Night Continues launch on March 1, 2022 (NZST)

New Zealand-based launch company Rocket Lab announced on Feb 23rd that they’d officially opened a new orbital launch pad in New Zealand for their Electron rockets. The new “Pad B,” located near their original pad at Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1, is an important step towards Rocket Lab’s goal to become a premier player in the growing SmallSat launch market. 

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MDA signs contract with Globalstar for 17 satellites that could be worth upwards of $545M

MDA TO BUILD 17 SATELLITES TO ENHANCE GLOBALSTAR’S LEO CONSTELLATION

MDA has signed a contract with Globalstar as the prime contractor for 17 satellites to replenish its constellation and includes an option for an additional nine satellites. It also started a noteworthy partnership with Rocket Lab. 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 Canadian space sector isn’t keeping up with global growth

2020 State of the Canadian Space Sector Report

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has released its 2020 State of the Canadian Space Sector Report which shows a decrease over the previous year and multi-year flat growth. It is apparent from the data that Canada isn't keeping up with global growth. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. …

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Canadensys completes grueling tests of all-metal lunar wheels

The dusty durability test bed. The wheels are attached to and driven by a rover power train while the circular testbed revolves. This picture was taken before the dust was added. It was never this clean again.

Designing, manufacturing and testing a set of lunar wheels for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) was well within the longstanding areas of expertise of Canadensys Aerospace's highly-skilled Stratford-based robotics team. But as Peter Visscher, General Manager of the Stratford Facility revealed in an interview with SpaceQ, there were still a lot of genuine surprises along the way to the successful conclusion of the project. This …

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