Tag Archives: Spaceport Nova Scotia

After Years of Work, MLS CEO Steve Matier “Humbled” as Commercial Space Launch Approved in Canada

A map of the surrounding area in the Canso area of MLS facilities. Credit: Maritime Launch Services.

After the Government of Canada publicly announced last week it would support commercial space launch in Canada, Steve Matier, CEO of Maritime Launch Services (MLS) first comment to SpaceQ was that he was "sincerely humbled by what has started." In an interview with SpaceQ, Matier provided some context, a little of the backstory, and what's next. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? …

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Government of Canada Gives Domestic Spaceport and Rocket Launch Industry a Boost

Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra. Credit: CPAC TV.

It's been years in the making, but today the Government of Canada signalled it would fully support the development of a domestic commercial space launch capability and necessary facilities. The first step, in the interim, and starting from today, would allow on a case-by-case basis, orbital launches from Canada. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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MLS to Partner with Precious Payload

Maritime Launch Services Cyclone 4M rocket

Nova Scotia’s Maritime Launch Services (MLS) and US/UAE-based Precious Payload announced earlier this month that they’ll be entering into a partnership on space launches. MLS will be offering space launch opportunities using Precious Payload’s online platform. 

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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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Maritime Launch Services Completes Preliminary Design Review, Construction Imminent

MLSI begins initial roadwork to gather soil and rock data for their design team

Maritime Launch Services (MLS) has just concluded the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for Spaceport Nova Scotia. The spaceport, when completed, would be Canada’s first active launch site in decades, its only current orbital launch site, and one of the few commercial launch sites in the world. This PDR is an important step in making that happen. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? …

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