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Canadian Space Agency issues Space-Based AIS tender

On July 31 the Canadian Space Agency issued a Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP) for Space-Based AIS Data Services. This tender supersedes an earlier NPP (9F013-180794/A) published on October 28, 2019. The closing date for proposals is September 10, 2020. 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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The Canadian Space Agency awards $7.15 million in technology contracts

In just over the last month the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded $20.6 million in contributions as part of the Space Technology Development Program (STDP) AO 6. The third, and most recent list of awards was posted to their website yesterday. The contributions went to 20 different companies with more than half going to small businesses, including several first time winners, and for some …

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An artist’s concept of Canada’s smart robotic system, Canadarm3

MDA awarded first Canadarm3 contract

The Canadian Space Agency has awarded a pre-phase A contract to MDA for Canadarm3 integration support. It is the first Lunar Gateway contract awarded under Canada's $2.05 billion long term commitment to the Moon. The contract comes less than a month after the government announced that MDA had been selected to be the prime contractor for Canadarm3. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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The Virgin Galactic experience will be priceless

Virgin Galactic unveiled the slick cabin interior of its space tourist and suborbital research spaceship yesterday. For the "hundreds and thousands" who will first experience flying briefly to space, the experience will be priceless. Of course it's also expensive at over US$250K a ticket for tourists. But wait, what about the rest of us? This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. …

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Artist illustration of NASA's Human Landing System for the Artemis program.

What does a possible Democratic President mean for the US space program

The US election is just over three months away, and although a lot could happen between now and then, the Democrats will likely keep their majority in the House, could get a majority in the Senate, and win the Presidency. Would the US space program be radically changed? Would NASA's plans for the Moon change? These are some of the questions we'll try to answer. …

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