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OSIRIS-REx spacecraft performs flawless touch-and-go maneuver

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection

It was scripted to happen this way, but when it did what it was supposed to do, ground controllers and scientists elation was clearly evident. What had just happened? A spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, had just “touched” down, albeit it for seconds, on asteroid Bennu, grabbed a bunch of “dust and pebbles,” and taken off again with its prize. It lasted mere seconds, yet took years to …

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New Canadian methane map shows emission trends globally

Pulse global methane emissions map

The greenhouse gas methane comes under unprecedented scrutiny in a new mapping tool released by Canada's GHGSat today (Oct. 21). 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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MDA wins $5.4 million contract for space station centrifuge

MicroPREP, a Canadian lab-on-a-chip technology being developed by MDA and Starfish Medical

MDA has teamed up with StarFish Medical to design and develop a centrifuge to be used with the MicroPREP lab-on-a-chip for use on the International Space Station. The $5.4 million contract is a result of a collaboration between the Canadian Space Agency and the National Research Council of Canada that began in 2014. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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NASA invites Canadian participation in proposed environmental missions

Aerosol, Cloud, Convection and Precipitation (ACCP) proposed mission

Earlier this year it was made public that Canada had been invited to participate in the NASA led Aerosol, Cloud, Convection and Precipitation (ACCP) proposed missions. Today, the Canadian Space Agency released a request for proposals for three possible instrument contributions. This type of mission fits in very well the climate action agenda of the Liberal government. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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Thirty Meter Telescope construction could be delayed until 2023

The Thirty Meter Telecope

This past weekend the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Advisory Committee (CATAC) updated its members on the status of the project. The news is not good as construction on the oft delayed project might now not start until 2023. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. …

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