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CubeSat mission will test Gateway lunar orbit and operations

After arrival at the Moon, CAPSTONE will begin its 6-month-long primary mission. CAPSTONE will validate a near rectilinear halo orbit’s characteristics by demonstrating how to enter into and operate in orbit

CubeSat testing is already being planned this year for NASA's planned Gateway space station near the Moon, according to conference presentations at the virtual Small Satellite Conference this week. 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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Future directions in small satellites point to autonomy and adaptivity

Thirty five years of small satellites presentation

Small satellites, a Martian helicopter and military monitoring are some of the trends to watch in the satellite industry, according to a "future trends" discussion in a major industry conference. 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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Canadian led Swarm Technologies launches Eval Kit and is acquired by SpaceX

Swarm eval kit in the field

IoT satellite communications provider Swarm Technologies is being acquired by Elon Musk's SpaceX. The news comes just as the Small Satellite Conference starts and just days after SpaceQ spoke with Canadian founder Sara Spangelo. 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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Is asteroid mining closer to reality than previously thought?

OSIRIS-REx - Asteroid Bennu sample site finalists.

Asteroid mining has received a lot of attention, both as a possible way of addressing resource shortages and as a way of reducing the environmental impact of mining on Earth. While it is assumed that asteroid mining is still a far-off dream, the recent Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Science Symposium may suggest otherwise. 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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