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Canadian company Sinclair Interplanetary boosts Rocket Lab’s fortunes

Reaction wheels developed by Rocket Lab Canadian acquisition Sinclair Interplanetary

It's been 18 months since Canada's Sinclair Interplanetary was acquired by the quickly growing Rocket Lab, which is known for launching small satellites in New Zealand and soon, in the United States as well. 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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On-demand Deep Space Operations

This artist's concept shows what Deep Space Station-23, a new antenna dish capable of supporting both radio wave and laser communications, will look like when completed at the Deep Space Network's Goldstone, California, complex

Deep space operations is an area NASA has identified as needing additional investments as we explore further, deeper and with more frequency. To that end, NASA is adding to its infrastructure and thinking about new ways to best use its assets, including on-demand access.

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C-COM reaches new phased array milestone

Scalable Architecture: 4×4 to 16×16 to 80×80 Antenna Sub-Array

C-COM Satellite Systems is touting a significant milestone on the way to making their electronically steerable phased array antennas a reality.  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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Could Canada’s promising new fusion energy reactor technology work in space?

A General Fusion energy reactor

There's renewed interest in fusion energy in the wake of the successful release of over 1.3 megajoules of energy at the National Ignition Facility (NIF). NIF has been attempting to achieve successful fusion ignition by bombarding pellets with nearly 200 high-powered lasers within their Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) research device.  This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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Rethinking the Overview Effect

Rethinking the Overview Effect

In 1987 Frank White coined the term “Overview Effect” which he used to describe the “cognitive shift that results from the experience of viewing the Earth from space and in space, from orbit or on a lunar mission.”

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