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Is Northern Private Capital ready to invest in another Canadian space company?

The Business of Space panel with moderator Susan Visser, Andrew Lapham, CEO of Northern Private Capital, Pat Nihill, Vice President of Strategy at MDA, and Nathan de Ruiter, Managing Director Canada for Euroconsult

Northern Private Capital made international headlines when in late 2019 they announced that they were buying Canada's iconic space company MDA from Maxar. Is the company ready to make another investment in a Canadian space company? 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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Is asteroid mining closer to reality than previously thought?

OSIRIS-REx - Asteroid Bennu sample site finalists.

Asteroid mining has received a lot of attention, both as a possible way of addressing resource shortages and as a way of reducing the environmental impact of mining on Earth. While it is assumed that asteroid mining is still a far-off dream, the recent Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Science Symposium may suggest otherwise. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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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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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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Government of Canada to award MDA Lunar Gateway External Robotics Interfaces contract

A full view of the Lunar Gateway including Canadarm3, a Canadian contribution to be built by MDA

Today ISED Minister François-Philippe Champagne made official what we knew was coming which was that MDA will "design, manufacture, test, and deliver robotics interfaces" so that the Canadarm3 can operate on the NASA led Lunar Gateway. 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 Canadian Space Agency issues LEAP Lunar Rover Phase A tender

Notional Lunar Rover Mission (LRM) International Context.

Less than a week after ISED Minister François-Philippe Champagne participated in his first official public event with the Canadian Space Agency, the expected Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program Lunar Rover Phase A tender has been released. 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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Can MDA maintain its commercial SAR lead?

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

MDA is a leader in the development of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and the commercialization of the resulting data, but as one competitor put it in the fall of 2020, "the commercial SAR floodgates are only just now, this year, slamming open." Can MDA maintain its lead? This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology …

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MDA reports first earnings post-IPO

The new MDA brand and vision

MDA has released its first earnings report since the company went public in April of this year. The report states in part that revenue from Q1 increased 19.6% over Q1 2020 to $123.4 million. 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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