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Recently Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint‑Jacques had an opportunity to speak with the students and staff of Kiluutaq School in the community of Umiujaq in northern Quebec where he used to practise medicine. The event also featured his wife, Véronique Morin, also a doctor and who works in the region, who gave a presentation on …

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In a developing story, Reuters is reporting that Maxar Technologies, the parent company of MDA, is considering the sale of the MDA business unit to address its debt load. Reuters said the sale “could fetch more than US$1 billion.” A Maxar representative told Reuters “as a matter of company policy, Maxar does not comment on …

The post Reuters: Maxar is Considering Selling MDA (Updated) appeared first on SpaceQ.

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The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded a $400K contract to Canadensys for a Sample Fetch Rover mission concept study, one element of a possible future international Mars Sample Return mission. It is yet another win for the small company started by several former MDA employees and which is based out of Caledon, Ontario, just …

The post Canadensys Wins Mars Sample Fetch Rover Concept Contract appeared first on SpaceQ.

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What do you do when you’ve been a successful managing director at CITI Bank for 20 years based in Singapore and Australia? Naturally, you quit and start a rocket company. My guest today on the SpaceQ podcast is Adam Gilmour, the founder and CEO of Gilmour Space Technologies, an Australian startup building launch vehicles, starting …

The post Australian Rocket Entrepreneur – A Conversation With Adam Gilmour appeared first on SpaceQ.

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This morning at 7:17 a.m. (PDT) local time in California, a SpaceX Falcon 9 launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base carrying three identical satellites for Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation Mission. After a liftoff in dense fog the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket emerged from the fog bank to blaze a trail into orbit. Then at 8:20 a.m …

The post A New Era of Earth Observation is Launched with the Successful Deployment of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission appeared first on SpaceQ.

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Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada is just one of 14 government departments that will use the data from the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) to benefit Canadians. In this video, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada discuss how the data will be used for agricultural monitoring. As an example, farmers and scientists will be able to use the data …

The post How Will Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Use the RADARSAT Constellation Mission Data? appeared first on SpaceQ.

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The launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission passed yet another milestone this past Saturday when SpaceX conducted a successful static fire test of the SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage on the launch pad. The SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying the three RADARSAT Constellation Mission satellites is scheduled to launch Wednesday, June 12 at 7:17 a.m. PDT …

The post The RADARSAT Constellation Mission is Ready for Launch appeared first on SpaceQ.

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The Creative Destruction Lab’s first Space Stream will graduate 13 companies this week after completing a nine month program. The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is home to the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) which they describe as “a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based companies.” For its inaugural Space Stream we counted 29 companies …

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Japan has given its approval for the LiteBird space telescope, a mission to detect primordial gravitational waves of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). This is area of astronomy in which Canada has a great expertise. To that end Canada built the ground-based CHIME radio telescope in the Penticton area of British Columbia. The LiteBIRD space telescope …

The post Japan Approves LiteBIRD Astronomy Telescope As Canada’s Mulls Contribution appeared first on SpaceQ.

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The RADARSAT Constellation Mission is less than a week away from its scheduled launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force base in California. Leading up to the launch SpaceQ had the opportunity to talk one-on-one with Steve Iris, the RADARSAT Constellation Mission Manager at the Canadian Space Agency In today’s SpaceQ podcast we’ll …

The post RADARSAT Constellation Mission Podcast with Mission Manager Steve Iris appeared first on SpaceQ.

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