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The Flag Is A One – Part 2

The Communications Technology Satellite also known as Hermes

In part 2 of the The Flag Is A One Terranauts podcast episode we continue the story of a little known moment of high drama in the Canadian space program surrounding the crucial Communications Technology Satellite mission.

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SpaceX Transporter-2 mission shows promise and challenges of mass rideshares

An artist's impression of the Exolaunch's Fingerspitzengefühl satellites deployment into orbit from the SpaceX Transporter-2 mission

As SpaceX gets set to launch Transporter-2 early Friday evening, this second SpaceX mass rideshare is showing the promise of regularly scheduled missions, but does come with some challenges. Oh, and there's lot of innovative technology being launched. 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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Mars Exploration with Chris Herd

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its Left Mastcam-Z camera. Mastcam-Z is a pair of cameras located high on the rover's mast

In this episode of the Space Economy podcast we discuss Mars and the Perseverance rover, its helicopter, a future sample return mission and touches on In-Situ Resource Utilization. This is the sixth of ten episodes in our special series Doing Business in the Solar System hosted by Elizabeth Howell.

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Near term: An ISRU water-based space economy

NASA artist illustration of lunar ISRU

The Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium and Space Resources Roundtable had a strong focus on In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) in space. The presentations explored a variety of possible technologies for resource extraction and refinement in space, and the means by which they could be used to begin to develop a space economy. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) technology development can benefit Canada’s economy

Lunar Flashlight is a very small satellite being developed and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory that will use near-infrared lasers and an onboard spectrometer to map ice in permanently shadowed regions near the Moon's south pole.

The International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) has released an important report that identifies technology and capability gaps for In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) that shows a path for potential partnerships, spin-ins and spin-offs. The path also shows how Canada can benefit. 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 …

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Australia’s Queensland University of Technology partners with MDA on a logistics robot

An artist’s concept of Canada’s smart robotic system, Canadarm3

It's been hinted as a technology that would be useful for future space exploration missions. The technology, a logistics robot, would be designed to work inside spacecraft or space stations. 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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