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Earth Explorers take centre stage at Le Bourget

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Paris, France (ESA) Jun 21, 2013
ESA's new Biomass mission and the numerous accomplishments from the existing Earth Explorer satellites came into focus at the Paris Air and Space Show.
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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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The forgotten moon landing that paved the way for today's space adventures

The forgotten moon landing that paved the way for today's space adventures | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Crashing into a planet is seldom a good idea. If you're trying to travel to another world, you're likely to land at tens of kilometres per second unless you do something serious to slow down. When Neil Armstrong famously became the first man on the moon in 1969, he piloted a lunar module onto the surface using thrusters that slowed the craft's descent.

 

But far less remembered is that the Soviet Union had managed the same journey three years earlier with an unmanned craft. Now 50 years ago, the Russian spacecraft Luna 9 made the first controlled "soft" landing on another body in the solar system on February 3 1966. It was a technological triumph at the time and of lasting importance...

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North Korea Launched Its Rocket and Japan Didn't Shoot It Down | VICE News

North Korea Launched Its Rocket and Japan Didn't Shoot It Down | VICE News | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

China expressed displeasure and the US called for “serious consequences” after North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it has said is a satellite...

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Russians Doubt Reusable Boosters, Look to Phase Out Rockot Launches

Russians Doubt Reusable Boosters, Look to Phase Out Rockot Launches | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Russia doesn’t seem overly impressed by the recent progress by SpaceX and Blue Origin in developing reusable launch vehicles. At according to TsNIIMash, which is the company’s main research institute...

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Yedlin: Science, innovation hold key to economic diversification in Alberta

Yedlin: Science, innovation hold key to economic diversification in Alberta | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

As the consequences of our resource-weighted economy are felt on a daily basis, calls for an economic diversification strategy at both the provincial and federal levels are mounting...


Via S. Diez de Medina Ph.D.
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Canadian VC investments hit $2.6 billion in 2015, up 11 percent YoY | BetaKit

Canadian VC investments hit $2.6 billion in 2015, up 11 percent YoY | BetaKit | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
Going into 2016, Reuters is reporting that venture capital in Canadian companies totalled $2.6 billion in 2015 — up 11 percent over last year.
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Sesame Street now has a venture capital arm

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The nonprofit behind Sesame Street wants to help startups help kids. Sesame Workshop announced this morning that it's forming a group called Sesame Ventures, which will largely be an advisory arm...

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Congress Says NASA’s Mars Plan Is Lost in Space

Congress Says NASA’s Mars Plan Is Lost in Space | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

NASA aims to send humans to Mars by the 2030s, but lawmakers are skeptical whether the space agency has a quality plan or enough money for the 140-million mile mission from Earth to the Red Planet...

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Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell dies

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The suburban Lake Worth resident who was part of the Apollo 14 crew that flew to the moon in 1971, died in hospice late Thursday night...

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China releases images captured by HD earth observation satellite

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Beijing (XNA) Feb 05, 2016 -
China released first images captured by the nation's most sophisticated observation satellite Gaofen-4 on Wednesday, including one showing the capital city Beijing amid heavy smog.

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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Primary Mirror Fully Assembled

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Primary Mirror Fully Assembled | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Greenbelt MD (SPX) Feb 05, 2016 -
The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched.

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Vancouver's Chris Gainor now editor of Quest: The History of SpaceFlight Magazine

Vancouver's Chris Gainor now editor of Quest: The History of SpaceFlight Magazine | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The official site for "Quest: The History of Spaceflight", the only peer-reviewed history journal focused on space... human spaceflight, NASA, military, international, technology. The #1 space magazine--designed for enthusiasts, written by historians..

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Passenger connectivity services to surpass $5Bln by 2025

Passenger connectivity services to surpass $5Bln by 2025 | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Paris, Washington D.C., Montreal, Yokohama, February 4, 2016 - According to Euroconsult's newly released report, Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity, total revenues from passenger connectivity services are expected to grow from $700 million in 2015 to nearly $5.4 billion by 2025, a 23% CAGR over the 10-year period.


"At the end of 2015, 72 airlines had already installed or announced plans to install passenger connectivity systems on board, and the number of connected commercial aircraft had increased by 21% compared to the end of 2014," said Geoffroy Stern, Senior Consultant at Euroconsult and editor of the report...

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The Commercial Space Blog: 2016 Could Be a Big Year for Space: Is Ottawa Paying Attention?

The Commercial Space Blog: 2016 Could Be a Big Year for Space: Is Ottawa Paying Attention? | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Is the space business really growing? A group called Space Angels Network says it is...

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Mars or the Moon; NASA Thinks its Gotta Choose

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A panel of space experts has revealed that NASA is capable of developing only one major human spaceflight mission at a time, and must make a tough choice between projected flights to Mars and the moon. The announcement was made during a Congressional hearing on Wednesday.

 

"There has been continual debate about should we go to the moon or Mars or both ... It is clear, again, that we cannot do both. And there is a need to focus our attention, capability and resources on one option," Tom Young, former director of NASA's Goddard Center, said...

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Doctors of Doom: What a PhD Really Means in the US National Security Community | VICE News

Doctors of Doom: What a PhD Really Means in the US National Security Community | VICE News | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Since 9/11, the number of doctorates awarded to those in the US Intelligence Community has risen steadily — but many of those degrees are from online institutions and have nothing to do with science, engineering, or the social sciences...

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The Commercial Space Blog: How Ed Mitchell Expected to be Remembered

The Commercial Space Blog: How Ed Mitchell Expected to be Remembered | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The sixth person to walk on the Moon, American naval officer, astronaut and explorer Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell passed on Thursday, after a long, adventurous and fruitful life.

 
In August 2000, Mitchell talked with author, publisher and Space Library curator Robert Godwin at the Airport Marriot Hotel in Chicago, Ill. During the interview, which Godwin recorded, Mitchell discussed how he expected to be remembered...
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Top 20 worldwide metros with the highest levels of venture capital investment; Toronto is #12

Top 20 worldwide metros with the highest levels of venture capital investment; Toronto is #12 | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Venture capital investment is extremely spiky, but remains concentrated among a select group of cities...

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Why We Spent $1M To Put Our Competitors On Stage At Advocamp

Why We Spent $1M To Put Our Competitors On Stage At Advocamp | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Is there anything better than a conference to ignite excitement around your business? Get all of your happy customers in one room, invite some interesting speakers and sponsors, add in a few curious prospects and BAM! Your sales pipeline is full for the next few quarters. You snag a few extra deals from the competition, and save or grow some key customer accounts. Your slice of the pie gets a little bit bigger...

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Elon Musk 'tempted' to build electric jet

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Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk speaks yet again about his plans for a vertical-take off electric jet...

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Advanced space propulsion startup shuts down - SpaceNews.com

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A Colorado company that said last year it had achieved a breakthrough in space transportation has decided to shut down, citing its high costs and risks...

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Com Dev International now a part of Honeywell defence and space division

Com Dev International now a part of Honeywell defence and space division | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Com Dev, an iconic Canadian manufacturer of space hardware, is now a part of Honeywell's defence and space business, which is headquartered in Phoenix.

 

Com Dev's common shares will be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange by the close of trading on Monday. ExactEarth shares have been conditionally approved for listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and are expected to begin trading on Tuesday under the trading symbol XCT...

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Kazakhstan Ratifies Protocol With Russia for Baikonur Cosmodrome Incidents

Kazakhstan Ratifies Protocol With Russia for Baikonur Cosmodrome Incidents | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 05, 2016 -
Kazakhstan's upper house of parliament ratified a protocol, introducing amendments to the 1999 intergovernmental agreement with Russia on procedures in the event of an accident occurring during a ro...

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Russia to Deliver Three Advanced Spacesuits to ISS in 2016

Russia to Deliver Three Advanced Spacesuits to ISS in 2016 | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 05, 2016 -
Three new advanced Russian Orlan-MKS spacesuits will be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) by the end of 2016, the head of the Russian segment of the ISS said on Wednesday.

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ASTRO-H Japanese Telescope Will Give Canadians A New Eye on the Universe

ASTRO-H Japanese Telescope Will Give Canadians A New Eye on the Universe | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

LONGUEUIL, QC, Feb 4, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - ASTRO-H, Japan's flagship astronomy mission, is slated for launch on Friday, February 12, 2016, at 3:45 a.m. (EST) / 12:45 a.m. (PST) from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.

 

The space observatory will be fitted with a unique laser measurement system, the Canadian ASTRO-H Metrology System (CAMS), provided by the Canadian Space Agency. In return for CAMS, Canadians will be part of the mission's science team and have privileged access to the space observatory to study black holes, supernova explosions, neutron stars, and how galaxies like our own Milky Way were formed. This precision optics technology was built by Neptec Design Group Ltd...

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N. Korea confirms imminent satellite launch

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Seoul (AFP) Feb 2, 2016 - North Korea confirmed Tuesday it was planning an imminent space rocket launch - a move the US immediately condemned as another egregious violation of UN resolutions following Pyongyang's nuclear test last month.

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