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The Lunar VIPER rover and the space economy

NASA lunar VIPER rover

NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, known as the VIPER rover, is a precursor science mission for the Artemis program. It is scheduled to be delivered to the surface of the Moon in December 2022. It’s also important to the space economy.

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How to see the great Jupiter and Saturn conjunction

The great Jupiter - Saturn conjunction of December 21, 2020

Jupiter and Saturn are in the midst of a great planetary dance, one which from Earth will result in the two planets appearing side by side in the night sky culminating in the great planetary conjunction on December 21. Even if the skies aren’t clear where you are, you’ll be able to virtually watch the event.

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A Canadian astronaut will be on the first NASA Artemis mission to the Moon

Earth rise as seen from Apollo 8 as it rounded the Moon

When we heard that the Government of Canada with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) was going to make a “major announcement” on space exploration today, we immediately thought of NASA’s Artemis program and that it related to Canadian astronauts going to the Moon. What we didn’t suspect is that through a new agreement with NASA, that Canada would be sending an astronaut on the first …

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White House unveils new National Space Policy

Scott Pace, Executive Secretary of the National Space Council, reads a portion of the new National Space Policy

At the 8th and final National Space Council meeting of the Trump Administration, Vice-President Mike Pence used the occasion to unveil a new National Space Policy and provided Council members who are likely leaving an opportunity to make unscripted remarks. Outgoing NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine also unveiled the first 18 astronauts selected to go back to the Moon. There is a lot to unpack from …

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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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