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Most Canadians have little concept of how vast the arctic really is, think of an area larger than Europe and you’ll start to get an appreciation of the scale of the area Canada needs to protect. My guest for this weeks SpaceQ podcast is Colonel (Retired) Pierre Leblanc, principal at Arctic Security Consultants. Colonel Leblanc …

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The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has opened up registration for the inaugural InvestmentSpace 2019 one day event being held in Toronto on February 22. The event is being organized with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL). CDL is currently in the midst of its inaugural space stream and InvestmentSpace 2019 will …

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As part of its ongoing preparations for a possible contribution to the NASA led Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded four health technology concept contracts. The contracts are from the CSA Request For Proposals (RFP) titled Technology Concept Studies and Prototyping of Health Technologies for Deep Space Missions – Decision Support Systems …

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For the first time since its inception, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) spent almost exactly what it planned to in its fiscal year 2017-18 budget according to the recently released Departmental Results Report. The CSA planned spending for the fiscal year 2017 was $353,809,911 and the agency spent $353,457,987, a difference of -$351,924. Not since fiscal year …

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Prime Minister Trudeau participated in a live event with students from Rideau Hall in Ottawa this morning with Governor General Julie Payette acting as the moderator as the students posed questions to David Saint-Jacques on the International Space Station. Also on hand and saying hello to her husband, was Saint-Jacques wife, Veronique Morin with whom he shared …

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With investor confidence waning, Maxar CEO Howard Lance has resigned and has been replaced by Daniel Jablonsky effective immediately. It seems that after the loss of the WorldView-4 satellite and with the subsequent investment community seemingly losing faith in Maxar, some type of change had to happen. Maxar’s initial problem started with orders for new GEO …

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SpaceX’s first launch of the year, the Iridium-8 mission, has big implications for air traffic worldwide – including in Canada. A Falcon 9 rocket successfully deployed 10 Iridium satellites into orbit, before coming back to Earth and sticking the landing. With the excitement of launch now past, it’s up to Iridium to get these satellites …

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The student-run Spectrum science and technology exposition in Saskatoon was opened yesterday with a virtual guest in astronaut David Saint-Jacques from the International Space Station. The Spectrum event is a triennial exposition on science and technology at the University of Saskatchewan and run by student volunteers from the College of Engineering. Over 300 students participated in yesterday’s event which …

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Peter Diamandis is a thought leader who has started over 20 companies. One of those companies is a venture company that invests in exponential technologies. In this talk he discusses exponential technologies among other ideas. This is the third and final episode of our three part Podcast Winter Series. Anyone familiar with the XPrize, and …

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