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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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The Canadian Space Agency awards 8 contracts for studies of future Earth Observation systems

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission satellites were recently installed on their dispenser and inserted into the rocket fairing at SpaceX facilities in Vandenberg Air Force Base

The Canadian Space Agency today announced eight contracts worth over $4 million for studies that will explore possible future Canadians Earth Observation systems. The contracts stem from the Option Analysis Studies for Earth Observation for Service Continuity request for proposals which was issues this past January. The CSA will evaluate the studies to determine what path to take when it needs to replace the RADARSAT …

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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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MDA and UrtheCast led projects get funding from the Digital Technology Supercluster

The Digital Technology Superclusters funds the Protecting our Oceans and Satellite-based Environmental Analytics projects

The Digital Technology Supercluster is moving forward with two partner projects led respectively by MDA and UrtheCast. MDA is leading the Protecting Our Oceans project while UrtheCast is leading the Satellite-Based Environmental Analytics project. Both projects look to innovate digital solutions to address challenges created by climate change. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, …

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UrtheCast reports Q1 2020 financial results and is awarded $1M government contract

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UrtheCast financial results for the first quarter of 2020 showed steady revenue year-to-year, though the company is still having trouble securing financing for the UrtheDaily Constellation. While revenue stayed steady at $4.4 million, operating costs increased to $7.8 million. The company reported a net loss from continuing operations of $2.5 million and a net loss from discontinued operations of $8.6 million. This page is for …

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Canadian Space Agency Awards $9M in Technology Contracts

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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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