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A Q&A With the Canadian Robotics Council About its Conference and Canada’s Future

"No matter how often we perform this manoeuvre, capturing a freely drifting spaceship with the @Space_Station robotic arm in full manual mode always gets an astronaut's pulse up." Astronaut Alexander Gerst on capturing the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft with the Canadarm2

Canada's robotics community has a new voice. The Canadian Robotics Council is a partnership between industry, academia and government that is meant to showcase robotics' overall value in the economy along with high-growth areas like artificial intelligence and machine learning – and yes, space is very much included. Their first symposium will be held Sept. 22 in Ottawa. This page is for subscribers only. Already …

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Reaction Dynamics Hosts CSA During Push to Launch in 2023

Canadian Space Agency president Lisa Campbell (with the microphone) asks Reaction Dynamics CEO Bachar Elzein a question

Hybrid rocket engine and launch vehicle manufacturer Reaction Dynamics hosted one of its big backers last week. The Canadian Space Agency, which has awarded the Quebec startup two Space Technology Development Program (SDTP) contributions since 2020, was on site Aug. 24 to see what the money has brought them so far. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, …

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Magellan Aerospace Continuing Quiet Development of MAPLE Lunar Penetrator

Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program

Back in 2020, the Canadian Space Agency announced a variety of contracts focused on lunar exploration as part of the Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP). These contracts, the Lunar Surface Autonomous Science Payloads (LSASP), were focused on developing payloads, instruments and/or subsystems that involve "highly visible science mission enabling capabilities." This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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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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