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Moon Express in Toronto for the 2013 CSCA National Conference on March 7th.

Moon Express in Toronto for the 2013 CSCA National Conference on March 7th. | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

February 7th, 2013: Moon Express CEO Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards, the Canadian born space serial entrepreneur who also co-founded of the International Space University (ISU), Singularity University (SU), Students for the Exploration and Development of Space  (SEDS) and the Space Generation Foundation, has confirmed he will present at the 2013 Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) National Conference, being held in Toronto, Ontario on March 7th..

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The Commercial Space Blog: Commercial Space Authors Working With You!

The Commercial Space Blog: Commercial Space Authors Working With You! | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Even large, multibillion-dollar defense and aerospace contractors with stable, existing relationships to a small number of long-term clients develop promotional items and market themselves.

 

There is no reason why smaller firms should skip out on developing a proper content marketing strategy. The Commercial Space blog can help...

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In sea of satellite images, experts' eyes still needed - disinformation

In sea of satellite images, experts' eyes still needed - disinformation | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The Islamic State group destroyed a sixth-century Christian monastery in Iraq in 2014, a fact confirmed last week by studying satellite images. The cultural loss is significant and is being widely lamented.

 

Remotely sensed images can be valuable information sources for the public, such as journalists and their readership. High-resolution imagery of places in the news have been used extensively to bring world events to the doorsteps of the public.

 

The monastery destruction points out a key aspect of modern satellite image interpretation: the enduring importance of experts, despite the rise of computer analysis and crowd sourcing...

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Toronto Finally Climbs on the Startup Bandwagon

Toronto Finally Climbs on the Startup Bandwagon | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

It took awhile but Toronto has finally climbed on the startup bandwagon. If Toronto did nothing but promote the startup ecosystem, that would be enough...

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Gravitational waves found, black-hole models led the way

Gravitational waves found, black-hole models led the way | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Los Alamos NM (SPX) Feb 12, 2016 - Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity in 1916, and now, almost exactly 100 years later, the faint ripples across space-time have been found...

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Black Mold Found in Cargo Prepared for ISS, Resupply Mission Delayed

Black Mold Found in Cargo Prepared for ISS, Resupply Mission Delayed | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Washington DC (Sputnik) Feb 12, 2016 - The fifth Orbital ATK resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is being delayed by over a week as NASA is trying to pinpoint the source of black mold that has contaminated cargo bag...

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MDA to provide surface movement monitoring to oil and gas industry using RADARSAT-2

MDA to provide surface movement monitoring to oil and gas industry using RADARSAT-2 | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Richmond, BC - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has been awarded three contracts with undisclosed customers in the oil and gas sector.

 

MDA will deliver RADARSAT-2 surface movement monitoring products and services that accurately measure ground movement.

 

MDA’s RADARSAT-2 satellite generates data that, when processed using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) techniques, delivers surface movement measurements. Oil field and pipeline operators use this information to safely manage operations, comply with regulatory reporting requirements, and reduce risks to the environment...

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Canada important for Mars settlement? Buzz Aldrin says yes › Medicine Hat News

Canada important for Mars settlement? Buzz Aldrin says yes › Medicine Hat News | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Retired American astronaut icon Buzz Aldrin sees a future where humanity has set up a permanent home on Mars, with Canada playing a significant role in getting there.

 

In a Lethbridge Herald exclusive interview, Aldrin spoke from his home in Satellite Beach, Fla., on Thursday morning...

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Thales Alenia Space to build Sentinel-3C and D satellites

Thales Alenia Space to build Sentinel-3C and D satellites | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Cannes, France (SPX) Feb 11, 2016 - Thales Alenia Space is celebrating signing a contract worth 450 million euro with the European Space Agency (ESA), to build the Sentinel-3C and D environmental monitoring and oceanographic satellite...

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Dextre demo paving the way for robotic EVA assistance | NASASpaceFlight.com

Dextre demo paving the way for robotic EVA assistance | NASASpaceFlight.com | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) has completed a series of tests aimed at reducing the human EVA workload involved with the installation of new batteries on the International Space Station (ISS). The impressive Canadian robot – more commonly known as “Dextre” – worked through three days of Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) demonstrations ahead of the arrival of new batteries on the Japanese cargo ship HTV-6...

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SpaceX to carry military payloads as US phases out Russian rocket engines

SpaceX to carry military payloads as US phases out Russian rocket engines | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Washington DC (Sputnik) Feb 10, 2016 - The United States plans to certify American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX to carry its national security payloads into space and has so far been 'encouraged' by the approach the company has taken...

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Ukraine's space sector has lost 80% of its revenue since 2014

Ukraine's space sector has lost 80% of its revenue since 2014 | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Washington DC (Sputnik) Feb 10, 2016 - The Ukrainian Space Agency potentially lost about 80 percent of its revenue in 2014 after contracts cancellation by Russia, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report on Monday...

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A presentation on Venus & the need for a society to advocate for its colonization

According to Eric Boyd, who spoke at the most recent Canadian Space Society Meeting on January 29th, we need a non-profit society to advocate for the exploration and colonization of Venus, both via traditional awareness raising and by coordinating the needed R&D.

 

There are many compelling advantages of this plan over colonizing the Moon or Mars, and not all of them are technical - some are simply awesome, such as the vision of living in a floating city (instead of an underground bunker)...

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No terrain is too tough, not even the moon ARGO's UTV's

No terrain is too tough, not even the moon ARGO's UTV's | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

There aren’t many places the amphibious vehicles rolling off a production line in New Hamburgh, Ont. can’t go.

 

The Made in Canada, all-terrain ARGO has crawled its way through any water, mud or brush in its path and is currently revving up to celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. Meanwhile the company owned by Ontario Drive & Gear has a lot on the go for 2016...

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The logic of journal embargoes: why we have to wait for scientific news - disinformation

The logic of journal embargoes: why we have to wait for scientific news - disinformation | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Rumors were flying through the blogosphere this winter: physicists at the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) may finally have directly detected gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time predicted by Einstein 100 years ago in his general theory of relativity. Gravitational waves were predicted to be produced by cataclysmic events such as the collision of two black holes.

 

If true, it would be a very big deal: a rare chance for scientists to grab the attention of the public through news of cutting-edge research. So why were the scientists themselves keeping mum?..

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Top Five Trends for Angel Investing in 2016 - NACO Canada

Top Five Trends for Angel Investing in 2016 - NACO Canada | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

From Vancouver to St. John’s, Angel investors are filling the gap between friends-and-family financing, venture capital and other sources of funding across the country. They are investing in Canada’s emerging startups, fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs and supporting technologies across many industries. In the past four years, members of the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO), …

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X-ray telescope with Canadian tech aims to solve black hole mysteries

X-ray telescope with Canadian tech aims to solve black hole mysteries | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

A Japanese space telescope with X-ray vision sharpened by Canadian technology heads into orbit on Friday. Canadian scientists believe it will help them solve longstanding mysteries about black holes and supernovas...

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Stanford technological advances helped made gravitational wave detection possible

Stanford technological advances helped made gravitational wave detection possible | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Stanford CA (SPX) Feb 12, 2016 -
An international team of scientists excitedly announced that they had directly observed gravitational waves, often described as ripples in the fabric of spacetime.

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CSA offers up $800K for GaN high power amplifier development & multi-channel SAR receiver

CSA offers up $800K for GaN high power amplifier development & multi-channel SAR receiver | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) on behalf of Canadian Space Agency (CSA), is seeking bids to develop and advance two (2) priority technologies that are in line with the Canadian Space Agencys (CSA) priorities and mission road maps...

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MacDonald Dettwiler's Q4 & FY2015 conference call will take place on February 24th

MacDonald Dettwiler's Q4 & FY2015 conference call will take place on February 24th | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Richmond, BC - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information company, plans to release its Fourth Quarter and Year End 2015 financial results at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

 

MDA President and CEO Daniel Friedmann, and Executive Vice President and CFO Anil Wirasekara, will host an earnings conference call the same day, reviewing the 2015 results, followed by a question and answer session. The call is scheduled to begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. ET)...

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Japan's Sixth X-Ray Observatory Set To Blast Into Space: Astro-H To Study Galaxy Clusters, Black Hole

Japan's Sixth X-Ray Observatory Set To Blast Into Space: Astro-H To Study Galaxy Clusters, Black Hole | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is set to blast its sixth X-ray observatory into space on Sunday to study energetic events. You can watch the launch here, courtesy of NASA.

Chuck Black's insight:

This time for sure ;-)

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The Commercial Space Blog: Part 2: A Short History of COM DEV International

The Commercial Space Blog: Part 2: A Short History of COM DEV International | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Oddly enough, the current sale isn't the first time that COM DEV had gone down the path of nearly being purchased by a US firm. In 1976 our story very nearly came to an abrupt end when a Massachusetts based firm expressed interest in purchasing the company; but Val O'Donovan didn’t want to sell, at least according to an interview he gave at the time...

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Why NASA wants Americans to fantasize about going to Mars

Why NASA wants Americans to fantasize about going to Mars | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

NASA has unveiled a range of new travel posters in retro fashion, the latest in a series of aggressive strategies designed to drum up public support – and federal funding – for its programs...

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A new water management program using RADARSAT-2

A new water management program using RADARSAT-2 | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Satellites like RADARSAT-2 provide imagery that helps scientists better understand our planet and improve management of natural resources – like water.

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The FAA has released its Annual Compendium of Commercial Space Transportation for 2016

The FAA has released its Annual Compendium of Commercial Space Transportation for 2016 | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

It's a useful document and available online at at http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/media/2016_Compendium.pdf

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NASA budget proposal widens divide between White House and Congress

NASA budget proposal widens divide between White House and Congress | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Each year President Obama submits a budget for NASA to Congress, and each year the House of Representatives and Senate essentially toss out those numbers and come up with their own figures. Now that the President has submitted a $19 billion NASA budget for fiscal year 2017, we can expect the same scenario to play out again this year...

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UrtheCast Legal Council Responds to Fox News Reports

UrtheCast Legal Council Responds to Fox News Reports | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

UrtheCast Senior Legal Counsel David Bowles  corrects several mistakes in a Fox TV report on the company's relationship with Russia...

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