Maritime Launch Services Completes Preliminary Design Review, Construction Imminent

MLSI begins initial roadwork to gather soil and rock data for their design team

Maritime Launch Services (MLS) has just concluded the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for Spaceport Nova Scotia. The spaceport, when completed, would be Canada’s first active launch site in decades, its only current orbital launch site, and one of the few commercial launch sites in the world. This PDR is an important step in making that happen. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? …

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CSA STRATOS balloon program makes Timmins a scientific hub

High school students from the Timmins area participating in the STRATOS 2022 campaign, posing in front of the balloon containing their experiments

While low Earth orbit SmallSats are having a revolutionary effect on Earth observation, other approaches based on other technologies, like stratospheric balloons, have a role to play as well. At a media availability day on August 18, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) discussed the stratospheric balloon program (STRATOS) and the balloons’ important scientific and expanding role, and its value to the Timmins’ community. 

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