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How satellite information flows to Canadian decision-makers in case of wildfires and other disasters

How we monitor wildfires and natural disasters is about to change

With the intensity of natural disasters and severe weather accelerating amid global warming, governments – including Canada – are working to speed up the satellite information flow as best as possible to the people on the ground – sometimes, literally, the wildfire firefighters holding the hose against the flames.  This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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Ahead of Telesat IPO Loral releases integration update

Telesat LEO satellite constellation

Loral Space & Communications, the largest shareholder in Telesat, has posted a slide deck for shareholders with an update on the integration transaction ahead of an expected IPO this quarter. 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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NorthStar to develop prototype Canadian marine and coastal environment EO system

The St. Lawrence River and its estuary, photographed from the International Space Station by Chris Hadfield

NorthStar Earth & Space will be developing a prototype Earth Observation Monitoring System for Marine and Coastal Environments (EOMCE) in collaboration with the Canadian Coast Guard and with support from Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and Defence Research and Development Canada's (DRDC). This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent …

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The SuperBIT balloon telescope could help replace Hubble’s observations

Can the The SuperBIT Balloon Telescope replace some of the Hubble Space Telescopes observations? The answer apparently is yes

While the Hubble Space Telescope is back to full science operations after a computer glitch sidelined it for weeks, the pioneering 31-year-old observatory won't last forever in space. Most of the attention about "successors" falls on the $8 billion USD ($10 billion CAD) NASA James Webb Space Telescope, which may launch this year with Canadian technology to a Lagrange point. But cheaper alternatives are emerging, …

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Angel Abbud-Madrid on Space Resources

NASA artist illustration of lunar ISRU

In this episode of the Space Economy podcast we discuss the current and future role space resources will play as humanity continues its push into the solar system. This is the eighth of ten episodes in our special series Doing Business in the Solar System hosted by Elizabeth Howell.

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Blue Origin New Shepard go for launch – Ticket pricing appears dynamic

The New Shepard first crew. From left to right: Oliver Daemen, Wally Funk, Jeff Bezos and Mark Bezos

On Sunday, July 18, 2021, two days before the first crewed flight of the New Shepard suborbital launch vehicle, Blue Origin provided the media with an update that answered some questions but left others unanswered. 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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Despite the pandemic, the space economy looks strong

The space economy - rise of the startups

In the last couple of days we've seen economic numbers released that would suggest the space economy is strong. As well, a new study out of the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management focusses on entrepreneurship in the space industry. 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 …

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GHGSat raises US$15M to close Series B financing

Pulse global methane emissions map

Montreal based GHGSat announced today it had secured US$15 million in a second and final tranche of its Series B round of financing bringing the total raise to US$45 million. The company has raised $US70 million to date. 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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