Launch Canada Challenge Moves Forward

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The Launch Canada Challenge, the brainchild of rocket engineer Adam Trumpour, is moving forward with plans for a full scale challenge next year.

The enthusiasm and ingenuity of students at universities across the country forced the hand of Adam Trumpour. He’s been so impressed with what Canadian students have been achieving in amateur rocketry contests in the U.S., that along with his lifelong desire to see an orbital rocket launched from Canada, that he took the step of creating the Launch Canada Challenge.

Launch Canada Challenge is an industry-partnered student rocket competition series that aims to push the envelope in Canada. It’s not a government project, it’s not an industry project, in fact, if not for the will of the students themselves, the Challenge wouldn’t exist.

Governments are listening and the Department of National Defence is interested, though not 100% committed as yet. Industry is interested and we’ll soon see how much they’re willing to support this endeavour.

In this weeks SpaceQ podcast Adam provides an update on the Launch Canada Challenge as well as talking about another ambitious challenge, this one based in the U.S. that includes Canadian rocketry teams, the US$1M Base 11 Space Challenge.

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About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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