Tag Archives: International Space Station

Was the International Space Station crew in danger during the unplanned firing of Nauka thrusters?

Nauka approaches the International Space Station, preparing to dock

Yesterday at 12:45 p.m EDT on the International Space Station the thrusters of the newly docked Russian Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module fired unexpectedly. NASA says the crew was never in danger, but is that the case? 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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Australia’s Queensland University of Technology partners with MDA on a logistics robot

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

It's been hinted as a technology that would be useful for future space exploration missions. The technology, a logistics robot, would be designed to work inside spacecraft or space stations. 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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MDA awarded first Canadarm3 contract

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

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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Former Space Station Commander Tim Kopra joins MDA

NASA astronaut Tim Kopra poses inside the cupola module onboard the International Space Station. Kopra, who was born in Austin, Texas, is the commander of Expedition 47 and previously served as a flight engineer during Expeditions 46 and 20

Tim Kopra, a former Army Colonel, helicopter pilot, NASA astronaut and International Space Station Commander, has joined MDA as the Vice President, Robotics and Space Operations. Kopra joins MDA from Blue Bear Capital where he was a partner and advisor. According to the MDA press release, Blue Bear Capital, a private equity firm, “invests in high-growth technology companies and start-ups across the energy, infrastructure and …

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