Tag Archives: Spaceport

A first look at the Maritime Launch Services launch control centre and area for Spaceport Nova Scotia

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

On Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Halifax International Security Forum Maritime Launch Services announced its first launch customer and unveiled the preliminary design of its Launch Control Centre. The following day SpaceQ was offered the opportunity to fly over the area. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. …

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Maritime Launch Services Nova Scotia spaceport development ramps up

MLS representatives, Ukrainian Head of State Space Agency Volodymyr Taftai, and Canadian government officials including ISED Minister Champagne

At the high-profile Halifax International Security Forum, Maritime Launch Services announced Nanoracks will be its first customer with a launch planned in 2023. The company also showcased its preliminary design for its Launch Control Centre. Notably, the company also received both federal and provincial government endorsement including from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne.

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Ukraine makes push for Canadian spaceport

From left to right: Yuri Petrovskiy, Deputy Minister of Strategic Industries for European Integration, Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Uruskyi, an interpreter, and Vladimir Taftai, administrator of the State Space Agency

SpaceQ has learned that senior Ukrainian officials are heading to Canada in November including a stop in Halifax and Guysborough County where Maritime Launch Services (MLS) is proposing to build a spaceport. Among the officials coming is Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Uruskyi, State Space Agency of Ukraine Administrator Vladimir Taftai, and likely Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

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Becoming a launching state and what that means

Illustration of rocket launching

In this episode of the Space Economy podcast we discuss countries that want to become a launching state and what that means. Our guest is Kenneth Hodgkins. This is the fifth of ten episodes in our special series Doing Business in the Solar System hosted by Elizabeth Howell.

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Maritime Launch Services selects Stantec to lead spaceport facility design

MLS artist rendering of the vertical launch area

Maritime Launch Services (MLS) has selected Stantec to lead the design team for its Nova Scotia based spaceport. The company also announced several other contractors, many local, as it plans to break ground this fall and begin initial construction. 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 one step closer with Maritime Launch Services securing $10.5 million in funding

MLS artist rendering of the vertical launch area

SpaceQ has learned that Maritime Launch Services will announce tomorrow that it has secured $10.5 million in financing led by Power One Capital Markets Limited and Primary Capital Inc. enabling construction to begin for a Canadian spaceport in Nova Scotia in what would be Canada's first orbital launch facility. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, …

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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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C6 Launch prepares for rocket engine integration testing, just not in Canada

C6 Launch unveils Spaceport America launch test stand

C6 Launch would have liked to begin its static engine integration tests followed by tests flights here at home in Canada, but because of outdated regulations, and without a technology safeguards agreement with the U.S., C6 finds itself setting up in the launch friendlier environments of the U.S., the United Kingdom and looking into Brazil. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log …

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