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CSA Report – InvestmentSpace was a success, do it again

InvestmentSpace 2019 Angel and VC Investors panel.

A Canadian Space Agency (CSA) internal report on the InvestmentSpace 2019 conference states that the 166 participants gave the first time event a 8.7 rating out of 10 and that it should be a recurring event. Using the government's Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) service, SpaceQ received the very lightly redacted report. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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SpaceX Starlink service is not a go in Canada yet despite CRTC license

SpaceX Starlink

Despite what you may have read, SpaceX is not authorized yet to offer Starlink service in Canada. In fact, no one, including even SpaceX, knows when they might offer services in Canada. The reason is simple, SpaceX needs a satellite spectrum license from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) to operate and offer their services to Canadian customers.

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New Canadian methane map shows emission trends globally

Pulse global methane emissions map

The greenhouse gas methane comes under unprecedented scrutiny in a new mapping tool released by Canada's GHGSat today (Oct. 21). 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 Agency seeks proposals for AI and AR space robotics

An artist’s concept of Canada’s smart robotic system, Canadarm3

As part of a broader government initiative to harness Canadian expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Canadian Space Agency is looking to assess and develop a roadmap for the use of AI and Augmented Reality (AR) in the space robotics sector. 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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CASI ASTRO 2020 conference goes virtual

CASI ASTRO 2020 goes virtual

It will come as no surprise that the CASI ASTRO 2020 conference which was to have been held earlier this year is going virtual. Whether it remains virtual next year is a decision that will be decided at a later date, and will be based on the state of the pandemic.

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Telesat’s DARPA Blackjack contract could be significant

DARPA’s Blackjack program artist illustration of global high-speed network in low Earth orbit (LEO)

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has once again partnered with Telesat's subsidiary, Telesat U.S. Services, as part of its Blackjack program. DARPA is part of a large group of organizations looking to see what capabilities Telesat's low Earth orbit (LEO) constellation and LEO technologies might offer them. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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MDA wins $5.4 million contract for space station centrifuge

MicroPREP, a Canadian lab-on-a-chip technology being developed by MDA and Starfish Medical

MDA has teamed up with StarFish Medical to design and develop a centrifuge to be used with the MicroPREP lab-on-a-chip for use on the International Space Station. The $5.4 million contract is a result of a collaboration between the Canadian Space Agency and the National Research Council of Canada that began in 2014. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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exactEarth gets Canadian government space-based AIS contract

exactEarth AIS data

exactEarth has received a contract from the Canadian Space Agency for space-based AIS data services of Canadian and global maritime traffic. The contract is initially valued at $498,000, though with extensions could climb to a maximum funding of $3 million over three years. 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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Canada signs US Artemis Accords but international divisions persist

Canadian Space Agency President Lisa Campbell signs the US Artemis Accords

At this years unique CyberSpace edition of the International Astronautical Congress, Canada and six other nations signed the US Artemis Accords. However, it is notable as to who didn't. 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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Sarah Gallagher Thinks Big

Sarah Gallagher of Western University.

In this weeks episode of the Terranauts podcast, Iain Christie has a chat with Sarah Gallagher, Science Advisor to the President of the Canadian Space Agency, professor at Western University in London, Ontario, and supermassive black holes and galaxy researcher.

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