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Swiss Space Systems has introduced the concept of an unmanned, reusable space shuttle to launch satellites into orbit. Canadore College in North Bay has signed on to facilitate some of that research and innovation.
Swiss satellite company picks North Bay as test siteCanadore College and the City of North Bay are entering a bold new frontier in aviation and aeronautics.Swiss Space Systems (S3) is setting up a shop and testing site at the college’s aviation campus at Jack Garland Airport to allow the pioneering European satellite company to continue development of a revolutionary new system that delivers small satellites into orbit.The announcement was hailed at a press conference in late June as a major foundational achievement in developing a new phase of ...


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Swiss satellite company picks North Bay as test site
Canadore College and the City of North Bay are entering a bold new frontier in aviation and aeronautics.Swiss Space Systems (S3) is setting up a shop and testing site at the college’s aviation campus at Jack Garland Airport to allow the pioneering European satellite company to continue development ...


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