CSA Balloon Base Gets Payload Facility Upgrade

Strato-Science campaign at the Timmins Stratospheric Balloon Base

The Canadian Space Agency’s Stratospheric Balloon Base in Timmins opened a new payload integration facility on Thursday, doubling its capacity and reinforcing its position as a premiere location for stratospheric science.  As detailed in earlier SpaceQ coverage of the CSA’s STRATOS program, the Timmins base is a key international hub for study of the stratosphere. Started ten years ago in conjunction with the Centre National …

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Aethera Technologies Makes Minority Equity Investment in Ad Astra Rocket Company

Plasma animation - A very quick explanation of how the plasma moves through our rocket engine.Image credit: Ad Astra Rocket Company.

Halifax-based RF technology company Aethera Technologies Ltd. has announced that they’ve made an “undisclosed minority equity investment” in Houston’s Ad Astra Rocket Company. The two companies have a long-standing relationship and contextualizes Ad Astra’s other recent announcement that they’ve received two NASA contracts for development of their VASIMR engine. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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