Tag Archives: Artificial Intelligence

NorthStar’s CEO Asks for Deep Thinking on Artificial Intelligence and Solving Space Problems

Stewart Bain speaks at the Canada-Italy Business Forum on Artificial Intelligence on Nov. 7 and 8 in Montreal. Image credit: Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada.

We’ve been grappling with the problems – and promise – of technology, society, politics and space ever since we first could conceive of leaving our Earth. To take a single example: Students of history know well that some of the first NASA rockets – including the mighty Saturn V that flew several astronaut crews to the moon – were led by chief architect Wernher von …

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Canadarm-Based Medical Robot Passes FDA Review

Image-Guided Autonomous Robot (IGAR)

A medical robot based on the Canadarm has recently passed FDA review. Called the Image-Guided Autonomous Robot (IGAR), it lets doctors perform surgery while a patient is inside an MRI scanner, allowing for more complex and difficult surgeries with greater reliability. It’s sold by Insight Medbotics, after being developed by both MDA and the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation (CSii), and it’s yet another …

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Space Software Company Mission Control Raises $3.25 Million

Mission Control Space Services

Mission Control, a startup that is based in Ottawa, has raised $3.25 million in a seed round led by a Toronto Company. Mission Control officials said that the seed round of equity financing was led by GreenSky Ventures. The company plans to use the funding, principally, for two major ventures. The first is to continue work on its Spacefarer platform, which manages space-based robotics and …

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Mission Control Space Services Forms Orbital Autonomy Lab

Mission Control Space Services

Mission Control Space Services is pushing hard into the artificial intelligence (AI) space. The Ottawa-based mission control software company, which has an emphasis on education as well, announced the formation of an Orbital Autonomy Lab on Wednesday (Feb. 15). 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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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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Team Canada approach employed for building Canadarm3

Lunar Gateway and Canadarm3

More than 400 representatives attended a recent Canadarm3 industry day in January to discuss the once-in-a-generation opportunity the new robotic arm will bring to our country. 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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Using AI in Earth observation requires rapid work and an ethical approach

artificial intelligence abstract

Speakers at the AIxSPACE online artificial intelligence (AI) conference Tuesday (Jan. 19) pointed to the need to consider rapid access for users, along with ethical discussions, when using AI and machine learning for Earth observation (EO). 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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