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CADSI Welcomes Jenkins Report On Defence Procurement | Ottawa Citizen

CADSI Welcomes Jenkins Report On Defence Procurement | Ottawa Citizen | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) applauded today's release of a report by an expert panel led by Tom Jenkins on defence procurement in Canada.

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The Commercial Space Blog: The REAL Story Behind the Upcoming exactEarth IPO

The Commercial Space Blog: The REAL Story Behind the Upcoming exactEarth IPO | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The recent announcement that Cambridge, Ontario based COM DEV International was spinning off its exactEarth Ltd. subsidiary into a separate, publicly traded company highlights both the growing international market for satellite data and the fact that Canadian space industry entrepreneurs depend on ongoing partnerships between both government and large private players...

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Over 50 Years Ago, the U.S. Detonated a Powerful Nuclear Bomb in Space

Over 50 Years Ago, the U.S. Detonated a Powerful Nuclear Bomb in Space | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

On July 9, 1962, a nuclear weapon was detonated in space by the U.S. It had an explosive yield of 1.45 megatons, which is about 100 times more than what was dropped on Hiroshima. It was code-named "Starfish Prime." The nuclear weapon was sent 250 miles into space above the Pacific Ocean...

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The Star Spot Episode 80: Arecibo Telescope: Icon of Astronomy, with Robert Kerr and Jose Molina

The Star Spot Episode 80: Arecibo Telescope: Icon of Astronomy, with Robert Kerr and Jose Molina | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Nestled in the mountains of northern Puerto Rico lies an icon of astronomy: the Arecibo Observatory, the largest radio telescope on Earth. It has been featured in the X-Files, James Bond’s Golden Eye and of course Carl Sagan’s Contact. To help us understand the history and the future of Arecibo we’re joined at The Star Spot by Observatory Director Dr. Robert Kerr. Also in today’s special double bill, Jose Molina explains his plans to make Puerto Rico a primary site for space tourism, scientific research and eventually a space port...

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I've updated my resume on the Commercial Space blog

I've updated my resume on the Commercial Space blog | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

I'm a journalist, technology advocate, event organizer, public speaker and activist.

 

I edit and contribute articles to the Commercial Space blog, plus compile and curate the Canadian Aerospace News the More Commercial Space News, and the Space Conference News aggregation feeds.

 

I also organize and produce the Commercial Space Market Reports, which are events focused on the commercialization of space derived technologies.

 

I've often been cited as an authority on the aerospace industry by other media outlets...

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Buzz Aldrin: SpaceX Failure Shows We Need More Commercial Space Travel—Not Less

Buzz Aldrin: SpaceX Failure Shows We Need More Commercial Space Travel—Not Less | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

When the interests of the private sector are aligned with NASA’s mission to explore space, America wins...

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Rocket Lab Announces World's First Commercial Launch Site

Rocket Lab Announces World's First Commercial Launch Site | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Today Rocket Lab announced it will be the first commercial company to build and operate an orbital launch site. The company plans to build the launch site on Kaitorete Spit in the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island, which will be used to launch Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle designed to deliver small satellites to Low Earth Orbit...

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Global Positioning System: A Generation of Service to the World

Global Positioning System: A Generation of Service to the World | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Jul 03, 2015; Twenty years ago, the United States Air Force announced the Global Positioning System had achieved Full Operational Capability...

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Looking for icebergs? This map will help. - Vox

Here's where to find every iceberg in Newfoundland and Labrador right now...

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McCain Blows His Top Over US Inability to Abandon Russian Rocket Engines

McCain Blows His Top Over US Inability to Abandon Russian Rocket Engines | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

US Senator John McCain is blowing a gasket over America's inability to find a suitable substitution for Russia's RD-180 engines, accusing his Republican fellows of playing into Moscow's hands, US journalist Tim Mak notes.

 

Regardless of its widely discussed sanctions policy, the United States still cannot break its reliance on Russian-made RD-180 engines to get to space, US journalist Tim Mak notes, adding that the situation has left US Senator John McCain seething with rage...

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Stop saying space is hard; It makes us feel good, but it also makes us weak

On June 28th, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket meant to deliver supplies to the International Space Station exploded en route. It was the third cargo resupply mission to fail within the past year...

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Ottawa's 'national security' review a warning to foreign investors

Ottawa's 'national security' review a warning to foreign investors | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

An apparent move by the federal government to quash a plan by a Chinese company to build a factory in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Que., is the latest indication of Ottawa’s willingness to use its opaque national security review process to block foreign investments it sees as potential threats.

 

Last summer, a newly formed Canadian subsidiary of Beijing-based Beida Jade Bird Group, which is controlled by China’s Peking University, announced plans to invest $30-million, build a 130,000-square-foot manufacturing plant and hire more than 70 people. The company, called Maple Armor Fire Solutions Canada Inc., planned to build fire-alarm systems for the Chinese market, which values a “Made in Canada” sticker on this kind of product as a symbol of quality...

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New plan proposed to send humans to Mars

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New Rochelle NY (SPX) Jul 01, 2015; A new, cost-constrained U.S. strategy to send humans on Mars, could be achieved within projected NASA budgets by minimizing new developments and relying mainly on already available or planned NASA assets...

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The Commercial Space Blog: Tri-Alpha Energy Attempting to Create "Tri-Alpha" Particles via Fusion Reactions

The Commercial Space Blog: Tri-Alpha Energy Attempting to Create "Tri-Alpha" Particles via Fusion Reactions | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Tri-Alpha Energy Inc (TAE), a secretive and enigmatic Foothill Ranch, California based firm working to develop non-traditional fusion power, has published two papers that shed light on its latest progress...

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Watch These Robots 3-D Print A Steel Bridge

Watch These Robots 3-D Print A Steel Bridge | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

It’ll be printed on site, and people will be able to walk across it...

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Space Mission Workshop Series at Visual Voice Lab in Montreal

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Gallery owner Bettina Forget has curated a series of weekend workshops for the month of July which allow participants to engage with contemporary art practices and foster a deeper understanding of science-based art. The workshop themes include extraterrestrial architecture, sci-fi writing, and astronomical art...

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The Commercial Space Blog has updated its statement of purpose

The Commercial Space Blog has updated its statement of purpose | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The Commercial Space blog tracks the business and entrepreneur focused organizations; the educational facilities and government departments; and the advocates, activists and groups which are either involved directly with or else help indirectly to support the space industry in Canada...

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The 2014 National Angel Capital Report on Angel Investing in Canada

The 2014 National Angel Capital Report on Angel Investing in Canada | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Our annual Reports on Angel Investing Activity in Canada identify key statistics and trends in the visible Canadian Angel capital market as measured by the activity of Angel groups.


The data for the report was provided by Canadian Angel group managers through surveys and follow-up interviews. Using the answers of Angel group managers, NACO compiled data sets on (i) Angel groups, (ii) investments by Angel groups, and (iii) exits of companies backed by Angel groups...

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Russia launches Soyuz Progress with supplies for ISS

Russia launches Soyuz Progress with supplies for ISS | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Baikonur, Kazakhstan (SPX) Jul 03, 2015 The Soyuz-U carrier rocket with the Russian Progress-M28M cargo spacecraft has been launched from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan and is headed for the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian...

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New Horizons 'Speeds Up' on Final Approach to Pluto

New Horizons 'Speeds Up' on Final Approach to Pluto | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Laurel MD (SPX) Jul 03, 2015; With just two weeks to go before its historic July 14 flight past Pluto, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft tapped the accelerator late last night and tweaked its path toward the Pluto system...

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Podcast: Flyby At Pluto Approaching Fast

Podcast: Flyby At Pluto Approaching Fast | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

What will happen when New Horizons hurtles past the icy dwarf planet and its five moons on July 14?

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RADARSAT Constellation scheduled to be put into orbit on same rocket which exploded last week

RADARSAT Constellation scheduled to be put into orbit on same rocket which exploded last week | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The pride of Canada’s space program is scheduled to be launched on the same type of U.S. rocket that blew up on the weekend.

 

The Radarsat Constellation Mission, which will cost taxpayers $975 million, is to be launched in 2018 on the SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.

 

SpaceX, a private firm established by Canadian-South African high tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, suffered a setback on Sunday when its unmanned Falcon 9 rocket exploded shortly after take-off. It was carrying supplies to the International Space Station...

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European space industry collaborates with ESA for the future

European space industry collaborates with ESA for the future | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Paris (ESA) Jul 01, 2015; More than 80 companies from ESA Member States met recently to begin discussing new models of collaboration to reinforce European space industry's presence in the world market...

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Cosmonaut Padalka Sets World Record in Combined Flight Duration

Cosmonaut Padalka Sets World Record in Combined Flight Duration | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2015; Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka currently working on the International Space Station (ISS) has set a world record in combined flight duration, a space industry source told RIA Novosti early on Monday...

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SAARC satellite to be launched by December 2016: ISRO

SAARC satellite to be launched by December 2016: ISRO | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Bengaluru, India (IANS) Jul 01, 2015; India will launch a dedicated satellite for the eight SAARC countries by December 2016 to provide a range of public services, space agency chief AS Kiran Kumar said on Friday...

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The Gargoyle: Air force commander shot down plan to commemorate Canadian Space Agency

The Gargoyle: Air force commander shot down plan to commemorate Canadian Space Agency | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
The head of the Royal Canadian Air Force ignored staff recommendations that the RCAF share the spotlight by commemorating the Canadian Space Agency's 25th anniversary at air shows last year, intern...
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