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The Space Flight Simulator Gap

Kerbal Space Program 2 is the sequel to the space flight simulation game Kerbal Space Program

Space has a strange position in modern gaming. Sure, many games are based on science-fiction settings, featuring spaceships blasting each other with lasers. SpaceQ featured Canada’s own Mass Effect series, where players jet from planet to planet in a growing war against ancient alien robots, as only one of countless examples.

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A look at MDA’s recent 7 Canadian Space Agency STDP awards

MDA and Canada

MDA, a large Canada space applications company recently received seven Space Technology Development Program (STDP) contracts from the Canadian Space Agency to research and develop advanced space technology projects. 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 end of the universe

The End of the Universe (Astrophysically Speaking)

The universe will come to end, right? That’s a pretty heavy topic and can be very complicated to explain. Fear not though, today you can learn what the end of the universe means, astrophyically speaking, in easy to understand language.

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C-COM gets funding for further phased array antenna testing

Concept: Connected Cars with Phased Array Antennas

On August 3rd, The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) revealed that C-COM had won a research grant for research into phased array antenna technology as part of the Canadian Space Technology Development Program's “Advanced technologies” stream. The Program, according to the CSA, is intended to “support the growth of the Canadian space industry and to reduce technological unknowns” in ways that will help the Canadian Space …

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CSA contract lets 4pi Labs develop wildfire detection system

File photo: Canadian wildfires image taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on May 30, 2015

A Calgary-based company received a quarter-million dollars from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to test a camera system for detecting wildfires from a suite of orbiting space satellites. 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 wants to build a second constellation of 360 satellites for broadband services

Kepler Director of Space Systems, Jared Bottoms, and his team preparing to send two GEN1 satellites to Exolaunch for integration as part of their IoT constellation

Toronto based Kepler Communications isn't content with just its original constellation of 140 Internet of Things (IoT) low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites. It's filled applications with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) and the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for another larger constellation of 360 satellites that would offer a variety of broadband services. Those services could also be used by the military in …

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New Conservative leader Erin O’Toole supports the space sector

New Conservative Party Leader Erin O'Toole

The new leader of the Conservative Party is Erin O'Toole, a former member of Royal Canadian Air Force, a lawyer, and in the previous Harper Conservative government, the Minister of Veterans Affairs. In an interview with SpaceQ last fall shortly before the 2019 Federal Election, O'Toole provided some insights on Conservative Party space policies. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. …

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