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Astrobotic, An Update

Peregrine lander

In this episode of the Space Economy podcast we a have Future In-Space Operations Q&A from Nov. 30 with Mike Provenzano, Director of Lunar Surface Systems at Astrobotic Technology.

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Lunar Power Company STELLS Emerges From Stealth

STELLS Mobile Power Rover

After a year and a half of quiet research and development, Toronto-based STELLS has just emerged from stealth. They’re promising to resolve a potentially major problem with operations on the Moon in the years ahead: powering equipment (especially rovers) in the shadow of lunar craters.

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Best Supporting Actor? Part 6 of An Entrepreneurial Space Series

Space and the Canadian government

This is part 6 of my series on An Entrepreneurial Space.  If you have not read the previous parts, I would suggest that you might want to do so before starting on this one as they will provide some much-needed context. In the previous articles we have talked about The Journey that the Founders of space companies make and some of the characters they encounter …

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C-COM to Open Phased Array Antenna R&D Centre at University of Waterloo Ahead of Commercial Development

Concept: Connected Cars with Phased Array Antennas

C-COM Satellite Systems is opening a new R&D facility for its phased array antenna development, according to a release issued last week. The facility will be located on the campus of the University of Waterloo, and will be opening in January of 2023. C-COM CEO Leslie Klein provided some updates on the status of the development of their Phased Array Antenna technology. This page is …

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Canada Elects Not to Renew CETA Trade Agreement Space Related Section

Canada - EU trade agreement

The Canadian government has elected not to renew a space-related section of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union (EU) after a 2022 report by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) said no Canadian organization reported being able to access any EU contract covered by the agreement. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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U.S. Lunar Strategy Addresses The Details of Humanity Settling the Moon

National Cislunar Science and Technology (S&T) Strategy. Credit White House OSTP.

If the National Cislunar Science and Technology Strategy (the Cislunar Strategy) released by the White House on November 17, 2022 actually becomes long-term U.S. policy, it could be the first truly historic document guiding human settlement of the Moon and beyond. That’s how ambitious and far-reaching the Cislunar Strategy is in its vision of organizing the region of space in the Earth-Moon system beyond geosynchronous …

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