Government of Canada commits support for commercial space launch

Breaking ground on Spaceport Nova Scotia was a clear signal to the global space sector that Canada would soon have global launch capabilities – and satellite companies from around the world have since signaled their strong demand to launch from Nova Scotia. Maritime Launch has satellite client multi-launch term sheets, a long list of launch vehicle companies across North America and Europe looking to partner, and now, the support of the Government of Canada. With today’s announcement, the global space industry can be confident that commercial launch in Canada is not only here, but it has this government’s support. It’s time to launch Canadian space innovation from Canada and welcome the world to Canso, Nova Scotia for commercial launch.

-- said our CEO Steve Matier


Maritime Launch Services Inc. (NEO: MAXQ, OTCQB: MAXQF) (Maritime Launch or “the Company”), owner and operator of Canada’s first and only commercial spaceport, Spaceport Nova Scotia, applauds the Government of Canada’s announcement today to support commercial space launch activities in Canada.


The Government of Canada’s comprehensive support includes the modernization of regulatory requirements, safety standards and licensing conditions necessary for commercial space launch in Canada.


“This is a great day for Canada. This announcement signals a bold move to claim our rightful place as a global space leader,” said Stephen Matier, CEO of Maritime Launch Services. “We are pleased that today’s news follows closely on the heels of significant momentum for Maritime Launch in 2022. Construction of Spaceport Nova Scotia – North America’s only commercial launch facility – is now underway and we are excited to continue our work with Transport Canada, the Canadian Space Agency and all other federal departments and agencies to bring the promise of today’s announcement to reality.”


Purpose built commercial launch regulations will enable Canada to launch domestic and globally produced satellites and technologies that inform and provide solutions to pressing challenges including bringing broadband to rural communities and providing data to fight climate change.


Maritime Launch received environmental assessment (EA) approval from the Province of Nova Scotia in 2019 and received approval to begin construction of Spaceport Nova Scotia in September 2022. Construction of the spaceport is now underway on 300 acres of crown land under a 40-year lease from the province.


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