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NorthStar to launch first of its kind satellite constellation for space situational awareness

Artis illustration of NorthStar Space Situational Awareness satellites monitoring space

NorthStar Earth and Space has been quiet for some time and now we know why. The Montreal based company which has so far raised $86 million, announced today it had contracted Thales Alenia Space to build the first three satellites that will make up an initial constellation of 12 satellites dedicated to space situational awareness (SSA). The commercial constellation will be the first of its …

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The Canadian Space Agency awards 8 contracts for studies of future Earth Observation systems

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission satellites were recently installed on their dispenser and inserted into the rocket fairing at SpaceX facilities in Vandenberg Air Force Base

The Canadian Space Agency today announced eight contracts worth over $4 million for studies that will explore possible future Canadians Earth Observation systems. The contracts stem from the Option Analysis Studies for Earth Observation for Service Continuity request for proposals which was issues this past January. The CSA will evaluate the studies to determine what path to take when it needs to replace the RADARSAT …

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Picterra and SkyWatch partner for AI and Machine Learning Earth Observation Change Detection

Radarsat-2 Amplitude Based Change Detection Map Shows Flooding From Hurricane Michael

SkyWatch, who develop Earth Observation (EO) software that connects satellite data operators and application developers, is always looking for ways to fulfill its mission of making EO data more accessible and cheaper. Today they announced a new partnership with Picterra who offer a machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) software-as-a-service geospatial platform. In an interview with SpaceQ, SkyWatch CEO James Slifierz discusses the new …

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New Canadian Space Agency President makes unexpected visit (Part 1)

Canadian Space Agency fall update with surprise visit by President Lisa Campbell

A week into her new job as President of the Canadian Space Agency, Lisa Campbell made an unexpected visit on a webinar hosted by SatCan which provided a fall update from the Agency. While her virtual visit was short, the "Autumn" update from Canada's space agency was lengthy and informative. Here's what you missed. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. …

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The Canadian Space Agency publishes Space-Based Earth Observation engagement paper

Space-based Earth Observation

The first panel discussion at the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing yesterday was on Space-Based Earth Observation. It was chaired by Eric Loubier, the new Director General of the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation at Natural Resources Canada. Leading up to the discussion an engagement paper was released by the Canadian Space Agency, though if you didn't know where to find it, you …

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