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Our Upcoming May 10th CSCA Meeting in Toronto

Our Upcoming May 10th CSCA Meeting in Toronto | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Dear Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) members and associates:

 

Our next meeting is this Thursday, May 10. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM with a discussion of CSCA business. The main presentation will begin by 8 PM, the topic is “Financing Space Business” and will be presented by Michael Hollinger of law firm Heenan Blaikie.

 

Please note that the meeting this time is at Heenan Blaikie law offices (333 Bay, Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto ) and NOT our regular venue (Blakes law offices).

As usual, please email us (meetings@spacecommerce.ca) to book your place.

 

After the main presentation on Financing Space Business and related discussion on the topic, there will be a special discussion related to the Federal Government’s “Review of Aerospace and Space Programs and Policies” (see www.aerospacereview.ca)...

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The National Space Society Comes to Toronto in May 2015

The National Space Society Comes to Toronto in May 2015 | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

For the second time in under a year, a major international space conference is setting up shop in Toronto. 

 

Hot on the heels of very successful 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2014) comes the 2015 International Space Development Conference (ISDC 2015) which will be held in Toronto, ON from May 20th - 24th, 2015...

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Tesla's Dream Of Wireless Transmission Of Electricity Realized In Japan

Tesla's Dream Of Wireless Transmission Of Electricity Realized In Japan | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Tesla's dream? Japanese scientists have succeeded in transmitting energy wirelessly, which could make solar power generation in space a possibility.

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European spaceplane test flight total success, says operations manager

European spaceplane test flight total success, says operations manager | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

European Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) was launched on a Vega rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on Feb. 11. The spacecraft was then released into a suborbital trajectory, and flew autonomously, reentering and splashing down into the Pacific Ocean after 100 minutes.

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Dan Riskin on Science in the Media

Dan Riskin on Science in the Media | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

How is the press supposed to cover science in a country where the government stifles research that conflicts with its policies?

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The problem with the America’s Russian rocket phase-out

The problem with the America’s Russian rocket phase-out | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The U.S. Department of Defense wants to increase competition in the space launch market, but it may end up trading one monopoly for another...

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India Launches Fourth Satellite in Effort to Develop Own Navigation System

India Launches Fourth Satellite in Effort to Develop Own Navigation System | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

New Delhi (Sputnik) Mar 31, 2015; The IRNSS-1D navigation satellite was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at the Sriharikota Island in the southern part of the country...

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Chinese scientists mull power station in space

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Beijing (XNA) Mar 31, 2015; The battle to dispel smog, cut greenhouse gases and solve the energy crisis is moving to space. Chinese scientists are mulling the construction of a solar power station 36,000 kilometers above ground...

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Russia, US to Jointly Prepare Mars, Moon Flight Road Map

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Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 31, 2015; Russia and the United States will work together on a roadmap to send humans to Mars and the Moon, according to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden...

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See which Fidelity funds invested in SpaceX

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Fidelity has disclosed which of its mutual funds hold stakes in SpaceX.



In late January, Fidelity and Google announced they had invested a total of $1 billion to acquire almost 10 percent of Elon Musk's privately held reusable-rocket company. Google later disclosed its share was $900 mil

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Want to invest in SpaceX, but stymied by the fact that it is a private company? Well you can invest in it now, although not as a pure play. Fidelity has bought a piece and you can buy a piece of one of the funds that Fidelity put those SpaceX shares into.

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The Commercial Space Blog: Canadian Space Agency Resources for Education, Business, Science and Media

The Commercial Space Blog: Canadian Space Agency Resources for Education, Business, Science and Media | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) website isn't just for kids’ school projects or the casual space fan. Educators, space business people, scientists, engineers, and members of the media will find resources that are useful to their work...

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Beer's in Spaaaaace!!!!!

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An Oregon brewery has done what no beer company has bothered to do before: commissioned a private space exploration team to send yeast for its beer to space and back before brewing...

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DARPA releases plan for 'breakthrough' defense tech

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency unveiled its vision this week of America's future high-tech military superiority...

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Scuttling satellites to save space

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It takes a lot of ingenuity - not to mention a massive quantity of sheer force - to get satellites into orbit. Now space engineers are applying comparable ingenuity to the challenge of getting their missions out of there, too.

 

ESA, working closely with Europe's satellite builders, will ask industry for new designs to help remove satellites from orbit at the end of their working lives...

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Com Dev buys waveguide manufacturer in $20Mln USD deal

Com Dev buys waveguide manufacturer in $20Mln USD deal | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

CAMBRIDGE, Ont.—Satellite maker COM DEV International Ltd. has agreed to acquire Pacific Wave Systems (PWS), a manufacturer of waveguides for the global satellite industry, in a US$20.1 million deal.

 

The Garden Grove, Calif.-based PWS maintains relationships with many large satellite prime contractors, and Com Dev expects the deal to provide growth in the high-throughput satellites category...

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DARPA seeking technology for unmanned surface vessel

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Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2015; The U.S, military has issued a Request for Information on available technologies that could aid development of a new type of unmanned surface vessel...

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Goddard releases open source core flight software suite to public

Goddard releases open source core flight software suite to public | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The Innovative Technology Partnerships Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, announced the release of its core Flight System (cFS) Application Suite to the public. The cFS application suite is composed of 12 individual Command and Data Handling (C and DH) flight software applications that together create a reusable library of common C and DH functions.

 

The cFS application suite allows developers to rapidly configure and deploy a significant portion of the C and DH software system for new missions, test platforms and prototypes, resulting in reduced schedule and cost...

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Space Law 101: Filling the Legal Vacuum

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Space law expert Joanne Gabrynowicz says the evolution of the field is painstakingly slow, a reality, she says, that makes virtues out of patience and tolerance for ambiguity...

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The Commercial Space Blog: Crowd Sourcing the Next Great Space Application

The Commercial Space Blog: Crowd Sourcing the Next Great Space Application | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The 2015 Toronto Space Apps Challenge, being held this year from April 10th - 12th at the offices of BNOTIONS (a mobile data and analytics firm) as part of the larger NASA International Space Apps Challenge, promises to once again serve as a catalyst for innovative solutions to the challenges of space...

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Falcon 9 Evolves

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Bethesda, MD (SPX) Mar 31, 2015; SpaceX developed the two-stage Falcon 9, a family of launch vehicles that consists of the Falcon 9 v1.0, Falcon 9 v1.1, and the partially-reusable Falcon 9-R...

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NASA Announces New Partnerships with Industry for Deep-Space Skills

NASA Announces New Partnerships with Industry for Deep-Space Skills | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Washington DC (SPX) Mar 31, 2015 Building on the success of NASA's partnerships with commercial industry to date, NASA has selected 12 Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) to advance concept studies and technology...

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Russia Cuts Space Spending Forecast, Dumps Super Heavy Booster

Russia Cuts Space Spending Forecast, Dumps Super Heavy Booster | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
Inaugural Angara A5 launch (Credit: Khrunichev)
With Russia facing a severe economic downturn, Roscosmos’ 10-year spending plan for 2016-2025 will be cut by 10 percent to 3.4 trillion rubles ($58.6 billion).

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Russia axes their equivalent of an SLS-class booster, for lack of funds to develop it.

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Russia to Consider Training First Guatemalan Cosmonaut

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Guatemala City, Guatemala (Sputnik) Mar 30, 2015; Moscow will consider a request for a Guatemalan cosmonaut to be trained in Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday...

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Telesat Debt Bears Brunt of Failed Sale as Loral Seeks Dividend

Telesat Debt Bears Brunt of Failed Sale as Loral Seeks Dividend | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

(Bloomberg) -- Bondholders are paying the price for the failure of Telesat Holdings Inc.’s owner to find a buyer this year.

 

The satellite company’s relative bond yields have ballooned about five times faster than similar junk-rated debt since March 11, when Telesat’s majority owner, Loral Space & Communications Inc., scrapped a planned sale and said Telesat may pay a special dividend. Moody’s Investors Service put Telesat’s $3.4 billion of debt on negative outlook on concern that it would finance the dividend with added debt...

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Russia wants to partner with NASA to build new space station

Russia wants to partner with NASA to build  new space station | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Russia is willing to collaborate with the U.S. on a new space station, Russia's space chief announced in a news conference following the launch of a U.S. and Russian astronaut to a nearly year-long mission on the International Space Station. Igor Komarov, chief of Russian space agency Roscosmos, said he plans for Roscosmos and NASA to work together on a future space station to replace the current ISS.

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Europe resumes Galileo satnav deployment

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Paris (AFP) March 28, 2015; Europe resumed deployment of its beleaguered Galileo satnav programme on Friday, launching a pair of satellites seven months after a rocket malfunction sent two multi-million euro orbiters awry...

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Off to Space for a Year, an American's Longest Journey - New York Times

Off to Space for a Year, an American's Longest Journey - New York Times | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

NASA hopes to learn more about physical and psychological effects of space travel from the mission of Scott J. Kelly, who will have spent more time in space than any American when he returns...

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