Tag Archives: European Space Agency

At last – The James Webb Space Telescope is cleared for launch

Artist's view of the James Webb Space Telescope on an Ariane 5 rocke

After years of delays and huge cost overruns, humanity’s next great space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, has successfully completed the final mission analysis review and is cleared for launch on or after October 31, 2021. 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 Flag Is A One – Part 2

The Communications Technology Satellite also known as Hermes

In part 2 of the The Flag Is A One Terranauts podcast episode we continue the story of a little known moment of high drama in the Canadian space program surrounding the crucial Communications Technology Satellite mission.

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Moonlight, an ESA constellation of communication and navigation satellites around the Moon

Artis illustration of lunar communications and navigation satellites

The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected two consortia to conduct preliminary studies for a potential future communication and navigation constellation around the Moon known as Moonlight. The opportunity is open to Canadian companies and MDA UK is participating. 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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Canadian companies invited to join ESA Bartolomeo platform on the ISS

European Space Agency Bartolomeo external platform on the International Space Station

Bartolomeo is open for business for Canadian space companies. The newly installed European Space Agency external platform on the International Space Station (ISS) promises an alternative to small satellites to get payloads into space and to possibly return them to Earth, according to representatives from Bartolomeo maker Airbus. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, …

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NASA, ESA Lunar Gateway MOU outlines Articles applicable to all participants including Canada

NASA artist illustration of Lunar Gateway

SpaceQ has obtained a copy of the Cooperation on the Civil Lunar Gateway Memorandum of Understanding between NASA and the European Space Agency. The document, received through a NASA Freedom of Information Act request, outlines 23 Articles and includes details relevant to Canada's participation. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support …

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Canada, ESA and other partners offer online remote sensing courses

First engineering image captured by an RCM satellite with Google Map for reference

Several Canadian organizations including the Canadian Space Agency, Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Environment Canada have been working with their European colleagues to develop online remote sensing courses. At the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Dirk Werle of the Canadian Space Agency presented an update on the groups efforts. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space …

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NASA and partners release global view of COVID-19 impacts

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

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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