SpaceQ to debut new columns and other features in March

We have some big news to share with you. In March we’re expanding our services.

For those of you who subscribe to the SpaceQ newsletter you’ll know that we’re launching a SpaceQ News subscription. We anticipate that the new subscription service will be available in March, mid-month. Details on the subscription service will be forthcoming.

However, I can now reveal some of the subscriber benefits. Two of the new features will increase the amount of content we publish each month.

New Columns

The first is our new columns feature. We’ve added three experienced professionals who will each write a monthly column. The new columnists are Iain Christie, Christine Tovee and Prashant Shukle. Each brings a unique perspective with decades of experience.

SpaceQ columnists: Iain Christie, Christine Tovee and Prashant Shukle.
Credit: SpaceQ.

Iain had already joined SpaceQ as the host of the Terranauts podcast. Iain was an Executive Vice President of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada and CEO of the Neptec Design Group. Christine was the Chief Technology Officer at EADS North American, part of the Airbus Group. She currently serves as a Panel Member of the Department of National Defence Independent Review Panel for Defence Acquisition. Both Iain and Christine are mentors at the Creation Destruction Lab, and each now has their own consulting company.

Prashant retired from government service late last year where he was the Director General, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation.

We’re really excited to have these three great professionals joining the SpaceQ team.

Introducing Longform

We love publishing daily news but sometimes we want to dig deeper on subject matter that we know our audience is interested in. That’s why we’re introducing Longform, a weekly feature published on Saturday’s and written by our journalists.

Community Comments

When we first started SpaceQ in January of 2017 we used a third party commenting system that included advertising. One of the things we strive for is providing a service were the reader feels comfortable in using our services. We ourselves found the advertising associated with our current commenting system to be intrusive. So we’re ditching it. We’re going to use another system that does not include any ads. And commenting will only be available too subscribers. We’re hoping a simpler system available and visible only to members will encourage the community to participate in the discussion.

As we go forward and grow we’ll be adding new features.

Marc Boucher
Founder and Editor-in-Chief

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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