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News Archive / Tagged: Canada

  • Canada joins NASA’s Lunar Gateway project

    Derek RichardsonMarch 1st, 2019

    Having partnered with the U.S. in its space ambitions for decades, Canada committed to continue that relationship by joining NASA's Lunar Gateway project.

  • Long March 11 lifts off from Jiuquan with six small satellites

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 19th, 2018

    China’s light-lift Long March 11 booster took to the skies on Friday, January 19, tasked with the delivery of six small satellites into orbit.

  • Rokot launcher blasts off with Russian Geo-IK-2 geodesy satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 4th, 2016

    Russia successfully launched a Rokot booster on Saturday, June 4, carrying the country’s latest geodesy satellite. The spacecraft, named Geo-IK-2 No.12, lifted off at 10:00 a.m. EDT (14:00 GMT) from Site 133/3 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

  • Russia to launch Geo-IK-2 satellite on Saturday amid protests in Canada

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 4th, 2016

    Russia is gearing up to launch its newest Geo-IK-2 geodesy satellite atop a Rokot booster on Saturday, June 4. Launch preparations are underway – despite voices of concern being raised in Canada about the rocket's toxic fuel possibly polluting the waters near Ellesmere Island.