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The Canadian Rocket Race is On

Canadian Space Agency president Lisa Campbell (with the microphone) asks Reaction Dynamics CEO Bachar Elzein a question

Don’t look now, but there’s a space race ongoing in Canada. It’s a rocket race to see who can build and launch the first Canadian orbital launch vehicle. 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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Reaction Dynamics Hosts CSA During Push to Launch in 2023

Canadian Space Agency president Lisa Campbell (with the microphone) asks Reaction Dynamics CEO Bachar Elzein a question

Hybrid rocket engine and launch vehicle manufacturer Reaction Dynamics hosted one of its big backers last week. The Canadian Space Agency, which has awarded the Quebec startup two Space Technology Development Program (SDTP) contributions since 2020, was on site Aug. 24 to see what the money has brought them so far. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, …

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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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Canadian launch provider Reaction Dynamics emerges from the shadows

Reaction Dynamics (RDX) Aurora launch vehicle

Maritime Launch Services Inc. announced on May 4th that they had signed a letter of intent with Quebec based launch provider Reaction Dynamics to conduct launches from Spaceport Nova Scotia starting in 2023. The news marks the emergence of Reaction Dynamics from the shadows. 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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A 2021 update to the small launch vehicle survey

The Firefly Alpha launch vehicle

How many small launch vehicles are operational in the USA? If you said four you are correct. And did you know there are approximately 163 small launch vehicles being tracked in a leading survey. 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 Spaceport Report – Northern Private Capital expressed an interest in Nova Scotia spaceport

Canadian Spaceport Report - From left to right: Joseph Hasay, United Paradyne; Andrew Lapham, Northern Private Capital; and Steve Matier, Maritime Launch Services (MLS)

This is the first edition of the Canadian Spaceport Report, the renamed report for our previous series we called the Canadian Spaceport Launch Vehicle Power Rankings. Among the updates in this report is news concerning Maritime Launch Services (MLS) and we've also learned that Northern Private Capital visited Yuzhnoye Design Office with MLS. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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Reaction Dynamics successfully completes “pathfinder” hybrid rocket engine test

Reaction Dynamics hybrid rocket engine test

Reaction Dynamics, the Montreal area based rocket startup, has completed an important "pathfinder" test as it develops a unique hybrid rocket engine that would be used in Canada's first orbital launch vehicle. 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 spaceport launch vehicle year end rankings

Artist illustration: MLS launch from the Nova Scotia spaceport

As 2020 comes to an end and we publish our 3rd edition of the Canadian Spaceport Launch Vehicle Power Rankings, we ask ourselves is the glass half empty or half full? That perception is up to you. Event though it's been a very difficult year with the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe, there are signs for optimism. It's also a time for the government …

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