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Additional news:
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1463244-up-up-and-away-canso-ready-for-spaceport

For admin's: Should this topic be moved to International Space Flight, or is it too soon?

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Website shows leadership change.

Steve Matier CEO & President
Yaroslav Pustovyi: VP of Strategic Development

John Isella no longer listed

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MLS making progress on planned spaceport

Quote from: Guysborough Journal
MLS has been working on launch vehicle development, securing clients, environmental assessments and regulatory approval in recent months. Activities include environmental assessment seasonal data collection; finalization of the layout for the launch site to meet safety criteria and topographic mapping and surveying.
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The company announced that Lindsay Construction has been chosen as the construction management partner and will focus on the overall launch site construction effort as well as aid in the selection of the architectural and engineering (A&E) design team.
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MLS, Yuzhnoye and Yuzhmash have signed a formal Memorandum of Cooperation for the delivery of Cyclone 4M rockets to the launch complex. MLS visited with the heads of these partnering companies in Dnipro, Ukraine for contractual discussions in late August.
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Signed Letters of Intent with satellite clients have been secured by MLS with more in the works. Nearly $400 million in commitments from satellite clients have been confirmed to fill the payload capacity of 3350 kg aboard the Cyclone 4M.
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Pending regulatory approvals in the coming months, MLS plans to break ground for construction in spring of 2018.

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MLS making progress on planned spaceport

Quote from: Guysborough Journal
MLS has been working on launch vehicle development, securing clients, environmental assessments and regulatory approval in recent months. Activities include environmental assessment seasonal data collection; finalization of the layout for the launch site to meet safety criteria and topographic mapping and surveying.
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The company announced that Lindsay Construction has been chosen as the construction management partner and will focus on the overall launch site construction effort as well as aid in the selection of the architectural and engineering (A&E) design team.


Lindsay is a really good local construction firm.
I wonder if our company/group should pursue any scope of supply opportunities?  ;)
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Maritime Launch Service making progress on Nova Scotia spaceport

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A target price of $45 million per launch is being suggested with a payload of up to 3,350 kilograms (7,385 pounds) allowed. The rocket is also suitable for sun-synchronous orbit applications. MLS notes that signed Letters of Intent with satellite clients have already been secured, with more to come.



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Proposed Canso rocket site hopes to eventually reach 12 launches per year

"With a launch date of 2020, and 18 months of construction and six months of commissioning, you can see where we've got to get to groundbreaking. So this is an important and key time for us," said the executive, who represents a consortium of three U.S.-based space firms.

He presented rocket designers and executives from Ukrainian-based Yuzhnoye Design with a case of Rocket Lager craft beer recently created in Guysborough County by a craft brewer and featuring an astronaut on its label.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/canso-spaceport-launch-outline-1.4431692

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Dang. We should call Cyclone 4 "the rocket that stubbornly refuses to die." They have spent 20 years in negociations with Brazil to use Alcantara, to no avail. Well, they keep trying.

Sometimes I fell that, had Ukraine post 1991 history been more stable and prosperous, they could have been a major space power. Their rocket shops still have amazing knowledge and resources.
« Last Edit: 01/06/2018 08:01 PM by Archibald »
... that ackward moment when you realize that Jeff Bezos personal fortune is far above NASA annual budget... 115 billion to 18 billion...

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They have spent 20 years in negotiations with Brazil to use Alcantara, to no avail.
That was Cyclone 3 Cyclone 4, this is 4M. All hypers. This one is mostly kerolox and Ukrainian.

And it was the Russians twisting Brazil's arm. Once you see launches from Canada, which has a huge number of Ukrainian's, many of them there because of Russia, the arm twisting will be no more.

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Sometimes I fell that, had Ukraine post 1991 history been more stable and prosperous, they could have been a major space power.
Russian would never allow it.

Makes them economically vulnerable and exposes their backward ambitions. Ukraine also does a pretty effective job of self sabotage  with its endemic corruption, instigated by Russian efforts to factionalize it. (Like with current America - "Make us $hitheads again".) Like Belgium.

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Their rocket shops still have amazing knowledge and resources.
All "rocket shops", including Russian, Europe, and America.

Rotten leadership, insane cultural ambitions, and senseless economics stymie all.

edit: Corrected, thank you russianhalo117
« Last Edit: 01/06/2018 11:04 PM by Space Ghost 1962 »

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They have spent 20 years in negotiations with Brazil to use Alcantara, to no avail.
That was Cyclone 3. All hypers. This one is mostly kerolox and Ukrainian.

And it was the Russians twisting Brazil's arm. Once you see launches from Canada, which has a huge number of Ukrainian's, many of them there because of Russia, the arm twisting will be no more.

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Sometimes I fell that, had Ukraine post 1991 history been more stable and prosperous, they could have been a major space power.
Russian would never allow it.

Makes them economically vulnerable and exposes their backward ambitions. Ukraine also does a pretty effective job of self sabotage  with its endemic corruption, instigated by Russian efforts to factionalize it. (Like with current America - "Make us $hitheads again".) Like Belgium.

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Their rocket shops still have amazing knowledge and resources.
All "rocket shops", including Russian, Europe, and America.

Rotten leadership, insane cultural ambitions, and senseless economics stymie all.
No Cyclone-4 was the Cyclone-3 follow-on version planned from Alcantara. Cyclone-4M (Mayak) is the Zenit/Antares derived launcher planned Canada since the Canadian Government would not allow the first stage to fly with toxic hypergolic fuel and oxidizer. The Cyclone-4M second stage a larger uprated version of the original Cyclone-4 third stage.
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