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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Elon Musk, SpaceX and becoming a multiplanetary species, and oh, the first crewed Starship mission sold

Elon Musk of SpaceX greets the crowd ahead of providing an update on Starship

SpaceX head Elon Musk took to the stage in Boca Chica, Texas on Thursday, Feb. 10 night. Standing underneath a spotlighted Starship atop a Super Heavy stack erected beside a launch tower and the now-recognizable “chopsticks” pincer arms—which had built the stack earlier—he laid out the anticipated future of Starship. Focusing on high-tempo “rapid reuse” launches, he provided a lot of vision but comparatively few …

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