NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life
The rover is expected to descend to the Martian surface on Feb. 18, 2021
China launches ambitious attempt to land rover on Mars
Mission is to look for underground water, if it’s present, and evidence of possible ancient life.
Advanced manufacturing booming in Ontario: Innovation Economy Council
Whitepaper details the current state of advanced manufacturing in Canada’s industrial heartland, along with next steps.
Earth is invading Mars: three countries sending spacecraft
The US, UAE and China are taking advantage of a one-month window in which the two planets are in ideal alignment on the same side of the sun.
First commercial space taxi a pit stop on Musk’s Mars quest
Space is becoming the domain of private firms, with eccentric Elon Musk’s SpaceX at the forefront.
Mars lander confirms quakes, even aftershocks on red planet
The basic cause of Martian quakes is a long-term cooling of the planet, which makes it contract, fracturing its brittle outer layers
NASA lander captures marsquakes, other Martian sounds
InSight arrived at Mars last November and recorded its first seismic rumbling in April.
Canada’s approach to lunar exploration needs to be strategic or we’ll be left behind
Both the U.S. and Europe have fostered an entrepreneurial atmosphere to incubate competitive ideas for the next stage of space exploration. What is Canada doing?
NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years
Opportunity outlived its twin by eight years and set endurance and distance records that could stand for decades.
Planet Earth working on 3 Mars landers to follow InSight
A European-Russian robot, a Chinese craft, and an orbiter from the United Arab Emirates are due to explore the red planet.
Mars touchdown: NASA spacecraft survives supersonic plunge
The InSight spacecraft is safely on the red planet’s surface. It will monitor Mars’ internal temperature and measure quakes.
Water is buried beneath Martian landscape: study
Research suggests a 12-mile-wide reservoir lies below ice about a mile thick in an area close to the planet’s south pole.
Survey of Toronto tech firms shows international job applications up
MaRS Discovery District found 53% of respondents saw more international applicants in 2017 over 2016.
Nothing sweet about sales of grey market candy in Mars Canada case
Appeal court upholds lower court’s hefty costs award against owner his Toronto companies for “brazenly” breaching earlier settlements.
Mars on Earth: Simulation tests conducted in remote desert of Oman
More than 200 scientists from 25 nations to field-test technology for a manned mission to the Red Planet.
SpaceX chief Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying to Mars
The rocket manufacturer has already has begun work on the Mars Colonial fleet, test-firing a new rocket engine named Raptor.
International conference to discuss future space travel
Experts will discuss different types of propulsion for future travel to the Red Planet in Toronto this week.
UAE plans to establish a space agency, send first Arab spaceship to Mars in 2021
The unmanned space probe is aimed at diversifying the country’s economy and building local talent in technology and aerospace.
MaRS invests in low-cost energy metering solution
CircuitMeter Inc. allows building managers and energy services to monitor energy flows in real-time.
Teledyne DALSA sensors to guide rover on Mars
Teledyne DALSA has sent its sensors on another trip to Mars, embedded in special cameras used on a roving laboratory that will explore the planet’s surface.
BRP expands its market out of this world
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is taking its recreational motorized vehicle know-how to the Moon and Mars.