Nova Scotia spaceport project aims to launch clean-tech rockets

By Elizabeth Howell, Published by Space.com, 2 September 2022 Spaceport America and other private space launch facilities worldwide have a new entrant to the market: Canada, which aims to fly 'green' rockets in 2023. Spaceport America is getting a Canadian competitor. A private Canadian rocket facility aims to send clean-tech

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‘Like an alien obelisk’: space debris found in Snowy Mountains paddock believed to be from SpaceX mission

By Natasha May, Published by the Guardian, 1 August 2022 Astrophysicist Brad Tucker says he often gets calls from people who think they’ve found space junk but the scorched metal found by two farmers is ‘very real’ The Australian Space Agency is investigating space debris found in farmland in the

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Space tourism from companies like SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin could undo work to repair ozone layer, study finds

By Tim Baker, Published by Sky News, 27 June 2022 Chemicals which damaged the ozone layer were banned in the 1980s by the Montreal Protocol, and since then the protective shield has started to replenish. But the services being touted by Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos could threaten

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Don’t Believe The Hype, The Billionaire Space Race Is Killing Earth

By Will Lockett, Published by Medium, 20 June 2022 Rockets will never be environmentally friendly We know we must be living through a revolutionary time in history when billionaires are the ones pushing the frontiers of space rather than the government. For the most part, these billionaires seem to be

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The Potential for Larger—and Brighter—Starlink Satellites Has Astronomers Worried

By Passant Rabie, Published by Gizmodo, 17 June 2022 SpaceX's next generation of Starlink satellites could pose an even greater threat to astronomical observations. Unobstructed views of space are increasingly at risk as SpaceX builds out its Starlink megaconstellation in low Earth orbit. And with the company’s plans to deploy

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