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The number of small launch vehicles under development shrinks

Small launch vehicles survey 2022

In his annual survey of small launch vehicles, Carlos Niederstrasser of Northrop Grumman says the survey is now tracking 166 vehicles, up very slightly from the year before. However, the number of vehicles in development has been going down since the high of the 2020 survey. Notably though, it appears small launch vehicles are on track to launching once a month, a marked improvement. This …

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MDA revises Q3 outlook due to program slowdowns

Artist concept of the new MDA Mission Control Centre

MDA said slowdowns in two space programs will lead to fewer revenues in Q3, during financial results released Friday (Aug. 12). But the company emphasized that it is working on guidance for 2023 and that the overall space market is strong, along with MDA’s customer base.

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New report shows Canadians confused about the value of space

A global report on what on Earth is the value of space. Credit: Inmarsat.

Canadians enjoy space, but don’t really recognize how important it is for our everyday lives. That’s one of the takeaway messages from a new Inmarsat report, which surveyed 20,000 people globally. Among the Canadian group, 40% say they are hopeful about the possibilities of space and 32% say they are excited.

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Former BGen Kevin Whale joins MDA

BGen. Kevin Whale (Ret’d)

Recently retired BGen Kevin Whale who was Director General for Space at the Royal Canadian Air Force and recently Deputy Commanding General (Transformation) at Space Operations Command, United States Space Force has now now joined MDA.

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Canada Gets Its Own ‘Space Force’

Signing the 3 Canadian Space Division into existence

Following similar moves by the United States, Britain, and Australia, Canada now has its own 'Space Force.’ Specifically, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) established 3 Canadian Space Division (3 CSD) on July 22, 2022, which has evolved out of the RCAF’s Director General Space (DG Space) organization. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, …

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