Telesat funding flows through Canada’s space ecosystem

Watch out, Starlink. Canucks are investing in their own satellite constellation — Lightspeed, by the Ottawa-based company Telesat.

The MIST Lab team stand with their robotic swarm. | SkyNews
Montreal team tests robot ‘swarms’ for Moon exploration

A robot swarm could be a small step for a few machines — and a giant leap for artificial intelligence on the Moon.

NASA astronaut Shannon Walker removes an ExoLab module from its spot on the International Space Station during a 2020 experiment iteration. | SkyNews
Growing plants and minds on the ISS

ExoLab-9 is set to launch plants into space, allowing Canadian students to study how greens grow on the International Space Station

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Dave Williams performs a spacewalk on August 11, 2007, during Shuttle Mission STS-118. | SkyNews
Doctors in deep space — and how they’ll help on Earth

The Canadian Space Agency is set to release details for a “Deep Space Healthcare Challenge” in an effort to develop space technologies that will benefit not only astronauts, but remote communities on Earth.

CHIME reveals more about mysterious cosmic bursts

A Canadian telescope has found 535 “fast radio bursts,” which could be a crucial next step in learning more about the Universe’s history.

This reprocessed image of Venus revisited original Mariner 10 data from February 7, 1974, with modern imaging processing software in 2020. | SkyNews
Spacecraft set sights on Venus

A fleet of spacecraft is set to visit Venus in the 2020s and early 2030s, setting a pace of exploration we haven’t seen at the planet since the 1970s and 1980s.

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 37 flight engineer, made this stuffed dinosaur toy aboard the International Space Station, using scraps of food-packaging liners and a T-shirt. | SkyNews
Sewing in space leads to new clothing project

Astronaut Karen Nyberg is co-launching a new clothing line, focused on making science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) attractive to children.

Maritime Launch Services aims for 2022 space mission

Sky News This Week: A Nova Scotia spaceport has secured funding and selected construction teams, aiming to send its first mission into space by 2022.

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover captured this image on May 18, 2021. (NASA/JPL-Caltech) | SkyNews
Canadian mine shows possible life-friendly conditions for Mars

Sky News This Week: Researchers are using the environment at the Kidd Mine in Timmins, Ontario, to better understand how subsurface life could form on Mars

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