Rocket Report: Canada places premium on a spaceport, Lueders heads to Starbase

Enlarge / SpaceX rolls a Falcon 9 rocket to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center for the Axiom-2 mission. (credit: SpaceX)

Welcome to Edition 5.39 of the Rocket Report! Weather permitting, SpaceX has a busy weekend of launch ahead. The company has two launches within nine hours of one another on Friday, and then the crewed launch of the Ax-2 private mission on Sunday. Safe travels to all.

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A Canadian spaceport is valued really, really highly. A Canadian think tank, the Conference Board of Canada, has published an economic analysis on plans to build a launch site in Nova Scotia, spaceQ reports. The report “Launching Canada’s Space Sector: Economic Impact of Spaceport Nova Scotia” finds that construction of such a facility would contribute $171 million to Canada’s GDP and boost employment by an average of 1,608 annual full-year jobs across Canada, with 748 of those jobs within the province of Nova Scotia.

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