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MDA union votes to strike

MDA hit with labour strife as union votes to strike

Montreal union members at MDA – the Canadian company confirmed less than two weeks ago as the probable builder of the Canadarm3 space robotic arm – have voted 87 percent in favour of a strike mandate. The Space Systems Engineers and Scientists Association cites "arbitrary and abusive practices", job insecurity and "loss of expertise" among the issues facing union members at the Canadian company, which …

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Artist illustration of Shetland Island launch site

C6 Launch Systems emerges to talk about its business

In the Canadian space community C6 Launch Systems is a name some may have heard of. Outside of that community, few have heard of them. That was by design. After working quietly for the most part of the last three years, the company is ready to emerge from the shadows and talk about its business. It's a business rooted in Canada, but as I learned, …

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NASA, ESA, and JAXA COVID-19 Earth Observation Dashboard

NASA and partners release global view of COVID-19 impacts

NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have released a COVID-19 Earth Observation (EO) dashboard to track the environmental and socio-economic impact of the Coronavirus. Canada is not directly involved. The dashboard integrates multiple satellite data records from the three space agencies with analytical tools that allows the public "to track changes in air and water quality, climate change, …

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