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The Canadian Space Agency has just announced 15 more "priority technologies" it wants to develop

The Canadian Space Agency has just announced 15 more "priority technologies" it wants to develop | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The Canadian Space Agency isn't waiting for the just announced space advisory committee to get its act together. 


 It just announced another list of 15 priority technologies that it considers necessary to develop for "exploration Beyond Low Earth...

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This latest series of RFP's is part of the Space Technology Development Program (STDP) geared towards developing components for international space missions.

Funding for individual programs range from $200K - $1.4Mln CDN...
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INL Researchers Use Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Process to Make Advanced Nuclear Fuels for Reactors

INL Researchers Use Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Process to Make Advanced Nuclear Fuels for Reactors | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
The Idaho National Laboratory (INL), part of the DOE's complex of national laboratories and the top laboratory in the US for nuclear energy research, development, demonstration, and deployment, has been involved with 3D printing technology in the nuclear power industry more than once, workin
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Ottawa must improve research funding – or risk losing the innovation race

Ottawa must improve research funding – or risk losing the innovation race | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
The core of innovation is investigator-driven research – it is the foundation on which breakthrough discoveries are built and a necessary precursor to the applied research that directly impacts society
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An editorial written by Suzanne Fortier, principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University; Meric Gertler, president of University of Toronto and Santa Ono, president and vice-chancellor of University of British Columbia...
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Lockheed-Martins new line of satellite buses includes smallsats

Lockheed-Martins new line of satellite buses includes smallsats | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference...
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Ottawa’s Telesat secures 15-year Bell contract to improve Nunavut wireless connectivity | Ottawa Business Journal

Ottawa’s Telesat secures 15-year Bell contract to improve Nunavut wireless connectivity | Ottawa Business Journal | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Wireless connectivity speeds in Nunavut may see a 20-fold increase thanks to a long-term contract between an Ottawa-based satellite operator and Bell Canada.

Telesat announced last week it has signed a 15-year agreement with Bell to provide wireless spectrum capacity through its new satellite, Telstar 19 Vantage, when it launches next year. Northwestel, Bell’s northern subsidiary, will use this capacity to enhance broadband connectivity in Nunavut...

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Public trust in science news is dangerously low, new Ontario Science Centre study reveals

Public trust in science news is dangerously low, new Ontario Science Centre study reveals | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
TORONTO (September 18, 2017) – Canadians are hungry to learn about new science, but their trust in science news has declined to alarming levels, according to the Ontario Science Centre’s second annual Canadian science literacy survey. While Canadians understand the basics and have a desire to deepen their knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes, their mistrust in the way science is covered in the news has serious implications for society...
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According to the article, “In today’s climate, science centres play an important role as places to learn about, and discuss science; they help visitors make sense of the world around them,” said Dr. Maurice Bitran, the CEO and Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre.

“At the Ontario Science Centre, we provide a trusted, relevant, modern voice on scientific issues, offering real-world application of, and experience with, science.”

So the solution to the dangerously low public trust in science news is increased funding for the organization which funded this story, says the head of the organization which funded the story.

No wonder public trust in science news is at such a dangerously low level...
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CATA renews call to Minister of Finance to set aside proposed tax changes

CATA renews call to Minister of Finance to set aside proposed tax changes | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
CATAAlliance, (www.cata.ca) as Canada's one voice for innovation lobby group, renews its call to the Minister of Finance for the federal government to set aside proposed new tax changes in favour of a comprehensive review of Canadian tax policy. 

We reiterate the offer that should there be worrisome abuses of the current tax system, our advisors stand ready to work with the federal government to pursue ways to tighten the rules. Based on marketplace feedback, the current proposals are not the solution and are creating uncertainty for business owners and a lack of civility in public discussions...
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CATA is upping the pressure on its campaign to kill proposed Liberal tax changes...
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Constellations of Internet Satellites Will Beam Broadband Everywhere

Constellations of Internet Satellites Will Beam Broadband Everywhere | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Almost all of the world's internet data zips from place to place through underground and undersea cables. Now, several companies are looking to the heavens to expand the web's capacity and bring broadband coverage to everyone in the world, including the billions of people worldwide who lack it. 


SpaceX, OneWeb and LeoSat are in the early stages of launching hundreds, even thousands, of satellites to create an orbiting internet network. 


One company is already up there. SES Networks, headquartered in Betzdorf, Luxembourg, has 12 satellites circling the globe...

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Canada is also involved. For more, check out the September 18th, 2017 post, "Telesat Now Planning 290 Satellite Constellation," at http://acuriousguy.blogspot.ca/2017/09/telesat-now-planning-290-satellite.html.
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exactEarth Announces Agreement with Alltek Marine to Expand Small Vessel Tracking

exactEarth Announces Agreement with Alltek Marine to Expand Small Vessel Tracking | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
CAMBRIDGE, ON, Sept. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - exactEarth Ltd. ("exactEarth") (TSX: XCT), a leading provider of Satellite AIS data services, announces that its exactTrax™ small vessel monitoring technology is now incorporated into Alltek Marine Electronic Corp's (AMEC) AIS Tracking Beacon (TB560)...
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Canada won't do business with Boeing while it's 'busy trying to sue us': Trudeau

Canada won't do business with Boeing while it's 'busy trying to sue us': Trudeau | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dropping the gloves in his fight with Boeing, saying his government won't do business with a company that he's accusing of attacking Canadian industry and trying to put aerospace employees out of work...

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Telesat Welcomes Announcement of Funding to Improve Broadband in Canada's North | Telesat

Telesat Welcomes Announcement of Funding to Improve Broadband in Canada's North | Telesat | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
OTTAWA, CANADA, September 18, 2017 – Telesat fully supports last week’s announcement by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, of $50 million in funding from Canada’s Connect to Innovate program to improve high-speed broadband coverage for the communities of Nunavut. 

“Telesat applauds the determined steps the Government of Canada is taking to bring high-speed broadband connectivity to rural and remote communities across Canada,” said Dan Goldberg, President and CEO of Telesat. “Minister Bains' important announcement will transform the way people in the Far North participate in the digital economy and Telesat is pleased that the substantial investment we have made in the state-of-the-art Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite will be a core component in the delivery of advanced Internet services to these communities...
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The majority of the new funding will likely end up at Telesat, which explains why they're happy with the announcement...
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May and Trudeau discuss Bombardier crisis

May and Trudeau discuss Bombardier crisis | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

A trade row between Boeing and Bombardier which could threaten thousands of jobs in the UK is expected to dominate an official visit by the British prime minister to Canada on Monday...

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ArianeGroup lays out transition to Ariane 6, phase-out of Ariane 5 and Soyuz - Space Intel Report

ArianeGroup lays out transition to Ariane 6, phase-out of Ariane 5 and Soyuz - Space Intel Report | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

PARIS — Europe’s ArianeGroup plans to launch just one new-generation Ariane 6 rocket in 2020 — the lighter-version Ariane 62 — and will wait until mid-2021 to start operations of the commercial workhorse, the heavier-lift Ariane 64, under a schedule presented to Ariane users...

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Telesat Now Planning 290 Satellite Constellation

Telesat Now Planning 290 Satellite Constellation | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Ottawa, ON based Telesat has confirmed that its proposed 117 satellite low Earth obit (LEO) constellation has now grown to approximately 290 satellites...

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3D printing of high quality alloys will enable lighter and stronger metals for planes and more | NextBigFuture.com

3D printing of high quality alloys will enable lighter and stronger metals for planes and more | NextBigFuture.com | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
3D printing of high quality alloys will enable lighter and stronger metals for planes and more
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ISRO to resume satellite launches by December

ISRO to resume satellite launches by December | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

New Delhi (IANS) Sep 21, 2017 - India would resume launching satellites in November or December, unfazed by the failure of its rocket in deploying a spare navigation satellite in the earth's lower orbit on August 31...

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NASA Should be Friendly to the Press. Lately, It's Not.

NASA Should be Friendly to the Press. Lately, It's Not. | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Why is the one federal agency dedicated to revealing the unknown to humankind so difficult for many journalists to penetrate?..

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Visiting Professor Discusses Japanese Space Program | News | The Harvard Crimson

Visiting Professor Discusses Japanese Space Program | News | The Harvard Crimson | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

I would put Japan squarely among the world’s top five space powers," University of Washington-Seattle Professor Saadia M. Pekkanen said...

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Cost effective quantum networks move a step closer

Cost effective quantum networks move a step closer | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Canadian and US researchers have taken an important step towards enabling quantum networks to be cost-effective and truly secure from attack.


The experiments, by the team from the University of Calgary, the California Institute of Technology and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Colorado, prove the viability of a measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution (QKD) system, based on readily available hardware...

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Monsters and Rockets: Author Rob Godwin on History, Monsters & Rockets

Monsters and Rockets: Author Rob Godwin on History, Monsters & Rockets | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
Burlington author and publisher Rob Godwin made international news in his last book when he discovered Canadian William Leitch was the first to theorize and write about the concept of space travel predating Jules Verne. There has been another discovery since – his connection to Frankenstein and its creator Mary Shelly...
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Canadensys is Expanding its Operations Opening an Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Waterloo - SpaceQ

Canadensys is Expanding its Operations Opening an Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Waterloo - SpaceQ | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Canadensys has announced that it was opening up a new facility in the Waterloo region for lunar and planetary rover drivetrain design and development...

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According to the article, in recent weeks three key employees from Ontario Drive and Gear (ODG) left the companies space robotic division and moved over to Canadensys Aerospace...
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First Canadensys Got a Lunar Rover Contract: Then They Scooped 3 Ontario Drive & Gear Engineers

First Canadensys Got a Lunar Rover Contract: Then They Scooped 3 Ontario Drive & Gear Engineers | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Back in August, Caledon, ON based Canadensys Aerospace picked up a contract from the Waimea, HI based International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) and Silicon Valley CA based Moon Express to build the first lunar observatory rover.


Almost immediately, and in a stunning human resources coupe, Canadensys scooped-up New Hamburg, ON based Ontario Drive and Gear (ODG) ARGO VP of engineering Peter Visscher, project manager Perry Edmundson, and senior mechanical designer Peter Woolfrey...

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Ottawa-based Neptec lands $12M International Space Station contract | Ottawa Business Journal

Ottawa-based Neptec lands $12M International Space Station contract | Ottawa Business Journal | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The Canadian Space Agency has tapped Neptec, a local developer of intelligent space flight sensors and equipment, to deliver a new set of eyes to the International Space Station...

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Neptec has a long history of this type of work for the ISS and the Canadarm...
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Northrop Grumman is buying Orbital ATK for $7.8Bln US

Northrop Grumman is buying Orbital ATK for $7.8Bln US | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Northrop Grumman is acquiring Orbital ATK, a deal that would boost the defense giant's presence in the space, launch and missile industries...

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The Commercial Space Blog will be at the 18th CASI ASTRO Conference; May 15th - 17th, 2017 in Quebec City, PQ

The Commercial Space Blog will be at the 18th CASI ASTRO Conference; May 15th - 17th, 2017 in Quebec City, PQ | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

As outlined by Geoffrey Languedoc, the executive director of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI), the upcoming 18th CASI ASTRO Conference, "promises to be the must-attend space event in Canada next year. We expect top-level speakers from Canadian industry, government and academia, international panels and keynotes, a technical program including over 200 oral and poster presentations and networking opportunities you can’t afford to miss."


With a heartfelt promo like that, its no wonder that this blog often attends and covers CASI organized events...

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House passes spending bill with space provisions intact - SpaceNews.com

House passes spending bill with space provisions intact - SpaceNews.com | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The House passed an omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 Sept. 14 that keeps funding for NASA and NOAA programs unchanged from earlier bills...

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