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Canada is going to have a space launching pad in Nova Scotia

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Canada is going to have a space launching pad in Nova Scotia

Fully private project, US based company, Ukrainian-built rockets. Not sure what's our part here, except for the land. Looks more like Baikonur Cosmodrome where the host country, Kazakhstan, has nothing to do with the space program
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scot ... -1.4023808
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Had you mentioned the location in Canada you could have saved me from clicking the link. That's all I wanted to know and you failed to mention it.
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https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/201 ... ckets.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scot ... -1.4023808
No launching during lobster season

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia ... tting-edge

Given that the maritime often relies on fishery and tourism as source of income, having a spaceport for commercial launching can general another route. As in maritime, bringing in cargoes by sea is going to be convenient, not to mention any new tourism associated.

Churchill, Manitoba used to be a rocket launching site until 1989. Meanwhile, that Manitoban port by the Hudson Bay has more or less been laid to under-use but would voyage to it during Winter would require icebreaking vessels?

My humble opinion is that somehow Canada has under-use its territorial resources.

According to Wikipedia, Churchill is so alone by the Bay: only once per week passenger train between Churchill and Winnipeg by VIA Rail network. By air, WInnipeg airport has direct flight to Churchill airport.

Moosonee is so alone and not linked to VIA Rail network. By air going to Moosonee travels from Toronto to Timmins to Moosonee or Montreal to Waskaganish to Moosonee. Despite Wikipedia wrote, "[Moosonee] is considered to be "the Gateway to the Arctic" and has Ontario's only saltwater port.", it is however:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/moosonee-landfill-expansion
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Totally a waste of money

Just pay Russia or china to launch it for you, more economical.

If you want to risk, you can also try the crappy rocket made by India
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uwbuchanan wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 12:34 am
Totally a waste of money

Just pay Russia or china to launch it for you, more economical.

If you want to risk, you can also try the crappy rocket made by India
You do know it's a private company building it for their launches and not Canadian (or American) taxpayers paying for it, right?

Any relatively small cost paid by taxpayers in relation to the site will be worth it for the jobs it will bring.

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