Tag Archives: SmallSat

GHGSat to build new satellites with US$30 million Series B funding

GHGSat satellites

It took over a year for GHGSat to finally get its second satellite GHGSat-C1 launched on September 2nd. Now, with that success behind them, and with its third satellite scheduled to launch in December, GHGSat has new funding that will allow it fo build three more satellites and an emissions sensor to be used on aircraft. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? …

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Trio of Canadian satellites launched on the Arianespace Vega 16 mission

Arianespace Vega 16 mission launch on September 2, 2020.

An Arianespace Vega launch vehicle with 53 satellites including three from Canada launched late this evening from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. The launch had been delayed over a year as a result of the failed launch of the preceding Vega VV15 mission in July of 2019, then the pandemic, and finally the weather. This page is for subscribers only. Already a …

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CSA contract lets 4pi Labs develop wildfire detection system

File photo: Canadian wildfires image taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on May 30, 2015

A Calgary-based company received a quarter-million dollars from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to test a camera system for detecting wildfires from a suite of orbiting space satellites. 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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Kepler wants to build a second constellation of 360 satellites for broadband services

Kepler Director of Space Systems, Jared Bottoms, and his team preparing to send two GEN1 satellites to Exolaunch for integration as part of their IoT constellation

Toronto based Kepler Communications isn't content with just its original constellation of 140 Internet of Things (IoT) low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites. It's filled applications with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) and the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for another larger constellation of 360 satellites that would offer a variety of broadband services. Those services could also be used by the military in …

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Kepler LEO constellation satellites set to launch

Kepler TARS satellite

Kepler Communications last demonstration satellite, TARS, is now scheduled to launch on August 31 on an Arianespace Vega launcher. That launch has been delayed almost a year. The first delay was the failure of the preceding Vega mission which necessitated a launch failure investigation. Then came the pandemic, and finally weather delays. Now, even as Kepler breathes a sigh of relief as TARS is finally …

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Creative Destruction Lab space stream graduates four Canadian startups

Edgehog technologies has developed dio-inspired, nanotextured, anti-reflection glass for high performance solar panels and is a graduate of the CDL space stream

The second year of the Creative Destruction Lab's (CDL) space stream concluded with a virtual graduation of 12 companies of the original 26 that were selected. Four Canadian companies graduated while a fifth didn't. That fifth company did manage to rebound and tell us their story. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and …

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Space Flight Laboratory expands a la carte CubeSat platforms

Space Flight Laboratory Spartan satellite platform

Toronto based Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) announced at SmallSat 2020 this past week three new a la carte CubeSat platforms marketed towards entities interested in both demonstration and operational platforms. 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 awards $7.15 million in technology contracts

Canadian Space Agency

In just over the last month the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded $20.6 million in contributions as part of the Space Technology Development Program (STDP) AO 6. The third, and most recent list of awards was posted to their website yesterday. The contributions went to 20 different companies with more than half going to small businesses, including several first time winners, and for some …

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The CSA awards another $4.5M in STDP technology contracts

Canada in Space

The Canadian Space Agency has awarded 10 non-repayable contributions totalling $4.5 million to eight companies under the Space Technology Development Program AO 6. These awards follow a June 29 announcement of 14 awards to eight companies valued at $9 million. Between the two announcements there have been 24 awards totalling $13.5 million. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space …

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Canadian Space Agency Awards $9M in Technology Contracts

Canada in Space

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced on Twitter yesterday the first round of contracts for its Space Technology Development Program AO 6. All told, the CSA awarded $9 million in 14 contracts to 8 companies. MDA was the recipient of 6 contracts valued at just over $3.5 million. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, …

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