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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 Commercial Space Blog: 2015 Market Report on Geomatics and Remote Sensing

The Commercial Space Blog: 2015 Market Report on Geomatics and Remote Sensing | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Periodically, the Commercial Space blog organizes, hosts and sponsors events to bring together industry experts for detailed in-person discussions, collaboration and networking on a wide variety of topics.

Our next event is the 2015 Commercial Space Market Report on Geomatics and Remote Sensing, which will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario on November 16th, 2015.  

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ISRO is hoping its 'BIG' offering would gain popularity in the market

ISRO is hoping its 'BIG' offering would gain popularity in the market | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Indian space agency officials are hoping their BIG offering would soon benefit the masses and gain popularity in the market. "The BIG we refer to is actually an acronym for Bhuvan, Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) and GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN)," A S Ganeshan, project director of GAGAN, ISRO Satellite Centre, told IANS.

 

On July 13, India launched its satellite-based air navigation services and in the process joined a select group of nations comprising the US, European Union (EU) and Japan having a similar system...

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NASA tells lawmakers to brace for more Pluto secrets revealed by mission

NASA tells lawmakers to brace for more Pluto secrets revealed by mission | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Hoping to capture lawmakers’ imaginations and perhaps loosen their purse strings, NASA officials said Tuesday that the new scientific information gleaned from the New Horizons mission to Pluto was “revolutionizing” what they know about the icy dwarf planet...

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The StarSpot Episode 82: The First Female Private Space Explorer, with Anousheh Ansari

The StarSpot Episode 82: The First Female Private Space Explorer, with Anousheh Ansari | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Her name is synonymous with private space travel. Anousheh Ansari’s $10 million donation enabled the Ansari X-Prize to catalyze the private space industry. And in 2006 Ansari herself became the first female private space explorer when she visited the ISS. Today Anousheh Ansari joins us here at The Star Spot to discuss her amazing life and how the Space Ambassador aims to use her unique experiences to improve life on Earth...

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Russia Plans Proton Rocket Launch for August After Series of Failures

Russia Plans Proton Rocket Launch for August After Series of Failures | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 28, 2015
"The next 'Proton' launch is planned for August. It will be a commercial launch," Komarov said early on Thursday without specifying what kind of spacecraft the rocket will carry into orbit.
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NTSB: Co-Pilot of Spaceship Unlocked Braking System Early

NTSB: Co-Pilot of Spaceship Unlocked Braking System Early | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Federal safety investigators said Tuesday the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft's braking system early...

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Canadian Space: Following in Yuri Gagarin's Canadian Footsteps

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Pugwash is a village in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, with a population of about 800 people. Located on Northumberland Strait opposite Prince Edward Island and not too far from the New Brunswick border, its main industries are lobster fishing and salt mining.

 

Canada Day in Pugwash was the highlight of my recent visit to Nova Scotia, a trip that included several days in Halifax and an excursion to Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, the site of the first airplane flight in Canada. For someone interested in aeronautics and space exploration, what could top Baddeck? Well, Pugwash could...

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Microwaves could propel future spaceplanes into orbit

Microwaves could propel future spaceplanes into orbit | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Private spaceflight firm Escape Dynamics reckons that it's going to be possible to send spaceplanes into orbit using microwaves beamed from the surface, dramatically cutting the cost of getting satellites and humans into space.

 

Many different alternatives to the traditional rocket have been proposed over the years, as rocketry is expensive and wasteful. So far none of them have come to fruition, but the recent growth of commercial spaceflight has allowed many more to be explored...

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Space-eye-view could help stop global wildlife decline

Space-eye-view could help stop global wildlife decline | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

London, UK (SPX) Jul 27, 2015; Conservation scientists need to collaborate with space agencies, such as NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), to identify measures which help track biodiversity declines around the world...

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China launches two satellites as it builds GPS rival

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Beijing (AFP) July 25, 2015; China launched two new satellites into space Saturday, state media reported, as it builds a homegrown satellite navigation system to rival the US's Global Positioning System...

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Chris Hadfield to guest edit MacLean's magazine

Chris Hadfield to guest edit MacLean's magazine | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Retired Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield—the first Canadian to walk in space, and certainly the first to sing a David Bowie song up there—will soon guest edit Maclean’s....

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UAE's space ambitions can help tackle global health crises - Yahoo News

UAE's space ambitions can help tackle global health crises - Yahoo News | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Data from satellites can be used to monitor disease outbreaks and plan relief response


As the UAE continues to strengthen its position in the field of space science, the ongoing development could witness a giant leap in the field of health care too.

 

The potential of telemedicine, tele-epidemiology and space assets including satellite imagery is huge for health care - and it could tackle health care crises like Ebola...

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First flight of Falcon Heavy delayed again - Spaceflight Now

First flight of Falcon Heavy delayed again - Spaceflight Now | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

SpaceX has slowed development of the Falcon Heavy rocket, a mega-booster made of three Falcon 9 booster cores strapped together, as the company recovers from a launch failure last month, delaying the new rocket’s inaugural flight until early 2016.

 

“Given our focus on Falcon 9, we’ve de-prioritized Falcon Heavy to probably launch in the spring next year, maybe April or so,” SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk told reporters Monday...


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Falcon Heavy inaugural flight delayed in the face of the recent Falcon 9 failure.

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Macdonald Dettwiler price target lowered to C$102.00 by BMO Capital Markets

Macdonald Dettwiler price target lowered to C$102.00 by BMO Capital Markets | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Equities research analysts at BMO Capital Markets decreased their target price on shares of Macdonald Dettwiler & Associates (TSE:MDA) from C$107.00...

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Russian Scientist Faces High Treason Charge - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Russian Scientist Faces High Treason Charge - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

A 75-year-old employee of a research branch of Russia's Space Agency (Roskosmos) has been placed under house arrest on suspicion of passing classified data to a foreign state...

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Space Research Supporting Canadian Farmers - Canada News Centre

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Member of Parliament Lawrence Toet (Elmwood-Transcona) today announced funding projects at five Canadian universities to analyze and compile measurements collected by NASA's Soil and Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite.

 

The SMAP mission will provide measurements of soil moisture and determine whether the ground is frozen or thawed in the Canadian boreal environment and other cold areas of the world. These measurements will help to produce global maps of soil moisture, helping scientists to better understand how changes in weather and climate affect the cycling of Earth's water and carbon...

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China tests new carrier rocket

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Beijing (XNA) Jul 28, 2015; Chinese scientists on Friday successfully tested the power system of a Long March-5 carrier rocket scheduled for flight in 2016...

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Private Space Stations, East-West Tensions Won't Spark Space Race

Private Space Stations, East-West Tensions Won't Spark Space Race | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Silicon Valley CA (SPX) Jul 28, 2015 Private space stations will be constructed within the next 10 years, and escalating tensions between China, Russia and the United States will not result in a new space race...

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The Commercial Space Blog: "Up to $18.4Mln" More for the Downsview Aerospace Hub

The Commercial Space Blog: "Up to $18.4Mln" More for the Downsview Aerospace Hub | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
After almost five years of "official" campaigning and a further fifteen years of preliminary proposals and politicking, the still not built Downsview Park aerospace hub and its centerpiece, the new Centennial College Aerospace campus, have been offered up more money. Maybe this time, the facilities will even get built.
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Telesat Q2 2015 conference call will be held on July 30th

Telesat Q2 2015 conference call will be held on July 30th | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Telesat has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. ET to discuss its financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2015, and other recent developments.

 

The call will be hosted by Daniel S. Goldberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Michel Cayouette, Chief Financial Officer, of Telesat...

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SSL delivers its 50th satellite for Intelsat to launch base in Kourou

SSL delivers its 50th satellite for Intelsat to launch base in Kourou | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Palo Alto CA (SPX) Jul 27, 2015 Space Systems/Loral, LLC reports that the Intelsat 34 satellite, designed and built for Intelsat S.A (NYSE: I), has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana...

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Arianespace inaugurates new fueling facility for Soyuz upper stage

Arianespace inaugurates new fueling facility for Soyuz upper stage | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Jul 27, 2015; Arianespace has inaugurated FCube (Fregat Fueling Facility), the new building dedicated to fueling the Fregat upper stage of the Soyuz launch vehicle...

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COM DEV wins $45Mln CDN order for satellite equipment from "unnamed" client

COM DEV wins $45Mln CDN order for satellite equipment from "unnamed" client | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

CAMBRIDGE, ON, July 24, 2015 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX:CDV), a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today announced that it has received an order to supply equipment for two commercial communications satellites. 

 

The initial Authorization to Proceed (ATP) is valued at approximately $11 million, and is expected to lead to a full contract in excess of $45 million. COM DEV is scheduled to complete its work at its facilities in Cambridge by the end of fiscal 2016...

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I seems like a good order. I wonder why they can't name their client?

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The ultra-rich dive into a new obsession

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Tucked away in an industrial park in Vero Beach, Florida, 34-year-old engineer John Ramsay is painstakingly drafting a design for a submarine that will be able to reach the five deepest points in the ocean.

 

The catch? It's a personal vessel for a billionaire.

 

“It’s going to be a world- or certainly industry-changing vehicle,” Ramsay said. The $25m, two-man submarine will take six months to design and another two years to build by Triton Submarines. “Nobody has built a deep-going [personal] vehicle that has been used again and again, but that’s what we are trying to do...

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An interesting look at the connection between science and billionaire hobbies...

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XCOR Launches New Website, XCOR Science as New Brand

XCOR Launches New Website, XCOR Science as New Brand | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Mojave, CA, July 22, 2015 (XCOR PR) – XCOR today announced the redesign and re-launch of its flagship domain, XCOR.com. The new site includes each of the three XCOR brands in one space: XCOR Aerospace, manufacturer of XCOR Lynx spacecraft and rocket engines; XCOR Space Expeditions, offering Lynx ticket sales and Lynx astronaut trainings; and XCOR Science, the newest division of the company.


XCOR Science promotes suborbital research and education missions onboard Lynx for government, university and commercial customers, with a focus on the broad range of mission offerings onboard the spacecraft...


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XCOR expands beyond space tourist business to include customers in scientific research.

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The Would-Be Astronaut

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Brian Shiro has been rejected from NASA's astronaut program—twice. So he started his own astronaut-for-hire service.
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