Tag Archives: Space Technology Development Program

Space Alpha Insights awarded $2 million for SAR satellite on-board processing technology (Corrected)

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image of Victoria, Canada

The Canadian Space Agency has awarded Space Alpha Insights Corp. a $2 million Space Technology Development Program contract to develop Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite on-board processing technology. In an earlier version of this story SpaceQ said that EarthDaily Analytics was awarded this contract. While technically true from the Canadian government perspective, the actual contract will eventually be awarded to SpaceAlpha Insights Corp. This is the …

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Canada Space Agency awards $3 million to Mission Control Space Services for lunar technology

Ewan Reid, CEO of Mission Control Space Services talks about the company's lunar technology

With the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry moderating his first public event with the Canadian Space Agency, the virtually assembled media witnessed his enthusiasm for space for the first time. And as the press conference unfolded he announced the next investment in Canada's lunar program, a bet on computer technology and AI software that will be used in lunar orbit and …

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ABB awarded $2.25 million for CSA CASTOR telescope contract

CASTOR space telescope

Québec City based ABB has been awarded a $2.25 million contract from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for the Cosmological Advanced Survey Telescope for Optical and UV Research (CASTOR) concept. 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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What futuristic innovative advanced concepts is NASA funding?

Illustration of a conceptual lunar railway system selected for an early-stage feasibility study within the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program is similar in some respect to the Canadian Space Agency's Space Technology Development Program (STDP). So what innovative technologies has NIAC funded this year and what should Canadian stakeholders be paying attention to? 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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New Canadian Space Agency President makes unexpected visit (Part 1)

Canadian Space Agency fall update with surprise visit by President Lisa Campbell

A week into her new job as President of the Canadian Space Agency, Lisa Campbell made an unexpected visit on a webinar hosted by SatCan which provided a fall update from the Agency. While her virtual visit was short, the "Autumn" update from Canada's space agency was lengthy and informative. Here's what you missed. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. …

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UrtheCast receives CSA technology contribution but court protection follows

UrtheCast Q2 2018b Financials

UrtheCast is yet another company to recently benefit from a contribution from the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) latest Space Technology Development Program (STDP) funding round. In the case of UrtheCast, it received one of the larger contributions, $999,916. That news was announced on June 30th. However, subsequent to the award the company on Friday, September 4th filed for court protection with the Supreme Court of …

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Canadian artificial intelligence technology by Menya could drive future space work

HybridLogic Robotics Artificial Technology (AI) animation by Menya Solutions.

A Sherbrooke, Quebec-based company received nearly $640,000 for an artificial intelligence (AI) contract that could assist with future space stations, such as Canada's efforts for the proposed NASA Gateway near the Moon. 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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