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MDA awarded $42 million satellite flight operations and data management services government contract

RCM Canadian ground stations footprint as part of the MDA Satellite Flight Operations and Data Management Services contract with the CSA

The Canadian Space Agency has awarded MDA a contract worth $42 million to provide satellite flight operations and data management services for assets under its responsibility. 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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Record 9 Canadian satellites launched on SpaceX Transporter-1 Mission

Launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for the Transporter-1 dedicated rideshare mission and includes Canadian satellites from GHGSat and Kepler Communications

For Canadian commercial space companies GHGSat and Kepler Communications, 2021 is off to a good start with nine satellites launched between them which equals the combined total of Canadian satellites launched in the past two years. 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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NASA’s Space Launch System Green Run leaves open possibility of Artemis 1 launch this year

The core stage for the first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket is seen in the B-2 Test Stand during a hot fire test Jan. 16, 2021, at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

A week ago today NASA ran the Space Launch System Green Run test meant to be the last test of the four massive Shuttle era RS-25 engines and core stage before being shipped to the Kennedy Space Center in preparation for the planned Artemis 1 launch later this year. The Space Launch System, NASA’s massive deep space rocket is designed to propel astronauts to the …

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The Canadian Space Agency and NASA partner to let Canadians create food for deep space missions

Deep Space Food Challenge

Canada's push to the Moon as part of the Artemis program now includes a drive to create better options for space food. The result of the newly announced Deep Space Food Challenge – the first NASA/CSA Centennial Challenge, with other partners – is targeted to help astronauts and people living in challenging food environments on Earth, such as Canada's north. This page is for subscribers …

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Using AI in Earth observation requires rapid work and an ethical approach

artificial intelligence abstract

Speakers at the AIxSPACE online artificial intelligence (AI) conference Tuesday (Jan. 19) pointed to the need to consider rapid access for users, along with ethical discussions, when using AI and machine learning for Earth observation (EO). 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 powers and perils of machine learning in space

AIxSpace panel discussions - Artificial Intelligence pushing the boundaries of space exploration

Canadian business and government leaders are calling for more investment in artificial intelligence projects to prepare our country for the next revolution in space exploration. 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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Space Engine Systems pushing for a single-stage-to-orbit flight test in 2023

Space Engine Systems artist illustration

Despite 2020’s many challenges, Pradeep Dass and his team at Space Engine Systems (SES) have barely slowed down. Dass said in an interview with SpaceQ that 2020 has actually been their busiest year so far and that work on their single-stage-to-orbit horizontal take-off and landing aircraft is making progress.  This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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