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The SuperBIT balloon telescope could help replace Hubble’s observations

Can the The SuperBIT Balloon Telescope replace some of the Hubble Space Telescopes observations? The answer apparently is yes

While the Hubble Space Telescope is back to full science operations after a computer glitch sidelined it for weeks, the pioneering 31-year-old observatory won't last forever in space. Most of the attention about "successors" falls on the $8 billion USD ($10 billion CAD) NASA James Webb Space Telescope, which may launch this year with Canadian technology to a Lagrange point. But cheaper alternatives are emerging, …

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Creative Destruction Lab graduates nine companies in its 2020-21 space stream

CDL Insights chat with Chris Hadfield, Firouz M. Naderi, Anousheh Ansari and Dante Lauretta

The Toronto based Creative Destruction Lab Space Stream has graduated nine of 21 companies that participated in its third cohort session. Of note, of the 20 companies originally selected, none were Canadian. 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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SpaceX Transporter-2 mission shows promise and challenges of mass rideshares

An artist's impression of the Exolaunch's Fingerspitzengefühl satellites deployment into orbit from the SpaceX Transporter-2 mission

As SpaceX gets set to launch Transporter-2 early Friday evening, this second SpaceX mass rideshare is showing the promise of regularly scheduled missions, but does come with some challenges. Oh, and there's lot of innovative technology being launched. 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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