Tag Archives: Launch Capability

Government Nitty-Gritty Drives Second Horizons Conference Session

Éric Vachon, the Canadian Space Agency’s Acting VP of Corporate Strategy and Innovation and Chief Financial Officer

The ‘nitty-gritty’ details of Canadian government space policy dominated the second of three sessions at Horizons, the Space Canada conference held at Ottawa’s Bayview Yards on May 1 ,2024. 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 2023 Satellite Launches and Suborbital Rocket Launches

ispace lHAKUTO-R mission launch.

While 2022 only saw seven Canadian satellites launched, 2023 could see at least 21, if not more. As well, we could see the first test launch of a suborbital rocket from Spaceport Nova Scotia. 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 Launching Company SpaceRyde Files Bankruptcy Assignment

SpaceRyde engine test November 3, 2021

SpaceRyde – a government-supported launching company mentored by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield – filed an assignment of bankruptcy Friday (Feb. 10). 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 number of small launch vehicles under development shrinks

Small launch vehicles survey 2022

In his annual survey of small launch vehicles, Carlos Niederstrasser of Northrop Grumman says the survey is now tracking 166 vehicles, up very slightly from the year before. However, the number of vehicles in development has been going down since the high of the 2020 survey. Notably though, it appears small launch vehicles are on track to launching once a month, a marked improvement. This …

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Firefly’s upcoming high-stakes launch attempt

Reaver-B engine test. Credit: Firefly Aerospace

Firefly Aerospace is taking its second shot at getting into orbit. Their second Firefly Alpha launch attempt, named “To the Black,” is scheduled for launch on July 17th. And while launch attempts are always high-stakes, the stakes for “To The Black” couldn't be higher.  Firefly’s future may depend on its success. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, …

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SES pivots to U.S. flight to achieve 2023 hypersonic demonstration

A ramjet engine test for a future SES hypersonic vehicle. Credit: Space Engine Systems

Space Engine Systems (SES) appears to be pivoting its business plans rapidly due to requests by its investors, and the regulatory environment. But it still says it is on track for a 2023 flight to demonstrate a hypersonic vehicle for commercial and potentially military service. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. …

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SpaceRyde makes progress towards first orbital launch

SpaceRyde engine test November 3, 2021

SpaceRyde successfully tested the engine for the rocket portion of their hybrid balloon rocket launch system on November 3.  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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